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The chance of earthquake damage in Wideman is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Wideman is lower than Arkansas average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #357

Wideman, AR
0.17
Arkansas
0.57
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Wideman, AR
0.0000
Arkansas
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #350

Wideman, AR
239.97
Arkansas
272.21
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,093 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wideman, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:441Hail:1,182Heat:8Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:1,326Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:13Winter Weather:5
Other:84 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wideman, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Wideman, AR.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Wideman, AR.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 101 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wideman, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.71957-05-13236°12'N / 91°55'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0125K0Izard
9.91996-03-24236°09'N / 91°55'W36°15'N / 91°48'W11.00 Miles50 Yards00180K0Izard
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 4 1/2 miles south of Oxford where it damaged several homes and outbuildings. A mobile home was also flipped over. The tornado remained on the ground for approximately 11 miles before lifting 1 1/2 miles north-northeast of Wiseman. Several other homes and businesses sustained roof damage. Another mobile home was destroyed. A number of trees and power lines were also knocked down along the tornado's path. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F1. However, some structural damage was consistent with an F2 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $175,000.
10.52001-02-24236°16'N / 91°58'W36°20'N / 91°52'W8.00 Miles300 Yards1300Fulton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Fulton County about 3 miles west of Union. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and caused considerable damage. Roofs were damaged at several homes, with a dairly barn heavily damaged. Three mobile homes were destroyed. In one of the mobile homes about 5.5 miles southwest of Salem, four people were injured. An 18 month old boy died from his injuries the next day after being transported to a hospital in Little Rock. There was extensive tree damage, with many cedar trees twisted or downed. The tornado travelled about 8 miles before dissipating 3.8 miles southwest of Salem.
10.61996-04-14435°56'N / 92°06'W36°12'N / 91°43'W28.00 Miles880 Yards2305.0M0Izard
 Brief Description: The Stone County tornado moved into Izard County at Sylamore at 739 pm CDT. The tornado destroyed several cabins. Luckily, the cabins were evacuated before the tornado arrived. Just east of the cabins, the tornado moved into a small subdivision where several homes were damaged and one destroyed. Two occupants in the destroyed home were thrown several hundred feet and killed. The storm continued to track northeastward along Highway 9, where isolated damage was noted. The tornado reached Melbourne around 800 pm CDT, damaging or destroying a number of homes and businesses. A Ford dealership was destroyed with a number of new cars totalled. A housing project and local community college were also damaged in Melbourne. The tornado continued northeast toward the town of Franklin and then lifted 3 miles southeast of Horseshoe Bend. Some downed trees were the only noted damage along the last few miles of the tornado's path. 30 people sustained minor injuries from the storm. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F3. However, some damage was consistant with an F4 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at $5,000,000. M54PH, F50PH
10.81968-06-24236°10'N / 92°16'W36°18'N / 92°10'W10.80 Miles100 Yards023K0Baxter
10.91953-03-14235°53'N / 92°14'W36°11'N / 91°42'W36.20 Miles333 Yards00250K0Stone
11.91956-02-14236°04'N / 91°54'W36°05'N / 91°50'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Izard
12.41968-06-24236°18'N / 92°10'W36°23'N / 92°06'W6.80 Miles100 Yards003K0Fulton
13.51950-03-26336°09'N / 91°50'W36°12'N / 91°45'W5.70 Miles200 Yards01250K0Izard
14.61950-12-02336°07'N / 91°50'W36°11'N / 91°43'W7.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Izard
15.82008-02-05335°56'N / 91°57'W36°09'N / 91°40'W22.00 Miles880 Yards22011.5M0KIzard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Stone County, northeast of Mountain View, into Izard County, just northwest of Guion. A survey by the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated 106 residential structures (houses and mobile homes) suffered damage. This included 43 residences destroyed, 14 with major damage, 36 with minor damage, and 13 others affected. A cattle farmer lost hundreds of cattle to the tornado. Two fatalities occurred: One in a mobile home in the Rose Trail area, and the other in a mobile home at Zion. The tornado continued into Sharp County, in the area northwest of Evening Shade. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
16.21996-03-05336°00'N / 92°00'W36°00'N / 91°42'W15.50 Miles150 Yards021.0M0Izard
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 7 miles southwest of Melbourne. It moved east-northeastward, passing near the small community of Lunerburg, where it damaged and destroyed some homes and other structures. The tornado continued moving east-northeastward and hit the town of Mount Pleasant. A number of homes, mobile homes and other buildings were either damaged or destroyed. 2 people in Mount Pleasant sustained minor injuries. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down along the tornado's path. The tornado exited Izard County about 3 1/2 miles northeast of Mount Pleasant at 815 pm. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2. However, some structural damage was consistent with an F3 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,000,000. An assessment of structural and other damage in Izard County revealed: 17 homes damaged; 5 completely destroyed 13 mobile homes damaged; 6 completely destroyed 24 outbuildings damaged; 10 completely destroyed 10 barns damaged; 6 completely destroyed 3 chicken houses destroyed 2 to 3 head of cattle killed
18.01982-04-02336°26'N / 92°07'W1.50 Miles880 Yards22250K0Fulton
21.01968-05-15336°23'N / 92°23'W36°23'N / 92°15'W7.30 Miles200 Yards32525K0Baxter
21.21978-05-12235°55'N / 92°19'W35°54'N / 92°06'W12.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Stone
22.11971-12-14336°18'N / 92°33'W36°22'N / 92°13'W19.10 Miles880 Yards02250K0Baxter
22.51985-11-18336°18'N / 92°29'W36°27'N / 92°14'W21.00 Miles440 Yards0325.0M0Baxter
23.51961-05-07336°12'N / 92°30'W36°30'N / 92°18'W23.50 Miles333 Yards012.5M0Marion
23.71970-04-30235°56'N / 91°45'W36°10'N / 91°32'W20.10 Miles667 Yards00250K0Izard
23.81982-12-24436°11'N / 91°37'W36°15'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Sharp
23.91996-04-14435°49'N / 92°21'W35°56'N / 92°07'W16.00 Miles880 Yards552.5M0Stone
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 4 miles northwest of Fox. It moved northeastward, passing south of Timbo, where some homes were damaged or destroyed and a number of trees were blown down. The tornado continued moving northeastward, causing some spotty damage through much of the county until the storm was 3.5 miles southwest of Allison. There, a house was completely destroyed and the first fatality occurred at approximately 730 pm CDT. The tornado then moved into Allison at around 738 pm CDT, damaging a resort area and destroying a bathhouse. The storm then struck a campground near the resort. As the tornado moved through the campground area, trees were downed on recreational vehicles, and several camping trailers were either overturned or tossed into a nearby creek. Four people were killed at the campground. The tornado exited Stone County at 739 pm CDT. Five people also sustained minor injuries. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F3. However, some structural damage was consistant with an F4 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $2,500,000. M71MH, F64MH, M65MH, F65MH, F53PH
23.91959-03-14236°28'N / 91°51'W36°30'N / 91°48'W3.60 Miles417 Yards11525K0Fulton
25.11956-02-14236°05'N / 91°36'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0225K0Sharp
25.42005-11-27235°47'N / 91°57'W35°52'N / 91°53'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0000Stone
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Stone County roughly 3.6 miles west of Marcella. The tornado tracked to the northeast, and tore the porch off of a house and damaged the roof. A roof was removed from a barn with another barn roof damaged. Several homes had roof damage, and a shed was destroyed. Hundreds of trees were downed, with one tree on a flatbed truck. The tornado dissipated 2.7 miles northeast of St. James.
25.52008-02-05435°42'N / 92°16'W35°56'N / 91°57'W23.00 Miles1320 Yards1729.0M0KStone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Van Buren County, north of Shirley, into Stone County, south-southwest of Rushing. According to a Red Cross survey, 24 houses were destroyed, 11 suffered major damage, 11 had minor damage, and 21 others were affected. Mobile home damage included 14 destroyed, 4 with major damage, 4 with minor damage, and 6 others affected. Major damage to businesses occurred near the intersection of Arkansas Highways 5 and 14 on the southeast side of Mountain View. A car dealership was destroyed and some of the cars on the sales lot were thrown across the highway. One car was lofted over a building across the highway and then thrown down into a ravine. Nearby, a utility pole was pulled up by the tornado, and then a large part of the pole was jammed back into the ground with all the wires still attached. The Stone County Medical Center suffered substantial damage, and a number of doctors' offices nearby were destroyed. Other businesses destroyed included a body shop, a paint shop, and a car parts store. A fire station had major damage. A major electrical transmission line outside of Mountain View was destroyed. It was nearly a week before the line could be rebuilt and power restored. One person was killed in a house just east of the Highway 5/14 intersection. The tornado continued into Izard County, in the area just northwest of Guion. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
26.22008-02-05336°09'N / 91°40'W36°17'N / 91°28'W15.00 Miles580 Yards01530.0M0KSharp
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Izard County, south of Horseshoe Bend, and into Sharp County, northwest of Evening Shade. According to a survey by the Red Cross, 30 houses were destroyed, 7 suffered major damage, 17 had minor damage, and 11 others were affected. In addition, 10 mobile homes were destroyed, 1 had major damage, 2 had minor damage, and 1 was affected. Two apartments had minor damage and two others were affected. At least 40 businesses along U.S. Highway 62/412 in Highland were damaged or destroyed. Also, a church was destroyed and vehicles were overturned along the highway. The fire department in Highland lost most of its building and equipment. The Highland High School had minor damage. The tornado finally ended its long path northeast of Highland. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
26.22008-02-05236°16'N / 92°31'W36°19'N / 92°27'W5.00 Miles880 Yards13515.8M0KBaxter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Marion County, north-northeast of Rea Valley, into Baxter County, just east-southeast of Cotter. A survey by the Red Cross indicated 21 houses were destroyed, 23 suffered major damage, 35 had minor damage, and 147 others were affected. In addition, 9 mobile homes were destroyed, 12 suffered major damage, 10 had minor damage, and 10 others were affected. One fatality occurred in a mobile home park. Most of the residential structures were in the area around Gassville. A number of businesses in Gassville, along U.S. Highway 62/412, were damaged. Numerous trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. The tornado dissipated before reaching Mountain Home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
26.81961-05-07336°30'N / 92°18'W36°32'N / 92°15'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Ozark
27.11988-11-15235°45'N / 92°21'W35°55'N / 92°10'W13.00 Miles400 Yards04250K0Stone
27.31982-12-02336°11'N / 91°37'W36°18'N / 91°29'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0325.0M0Sharp
27.31961-05-07336°32'N / 92°15'W36°35'N / 92°07'W8.00 Miles300 Yards01250K0Ozark
27.71973-05-07236°28'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Baxter
29.01961-05-07336°35'N / 92°07'W36°37'N / 92°00'W6.80 Miles300 Yards00250K0Howell
29.21982-04-02436°34'N / 92°13'W36°37'N / 92°06'W6.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Ozark
29.21959-03-14236°30'N / 91°48'W36°35'N / 91°43'W7.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Howell
29.31982-12-02335°47'N / 92°25'W35°53'N / 92°15'W11.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Stone
29.71982-12-24436°15'N / 91°36'W36°30'N / 91°31'W15.00 Miles440 Yards05250K0Fulton
30.41985-11-18336°11'N / 92°40'W36°18'N / 92°29'W13.00 Miles440 Yards31325.0M0Marion
30.81961-05-07336°37'N / 92°00'W36°38'N / 91°58'W1.90 Miles300 Yards08250K0Howell
30.81971-12-14336°15'N / 92°36'W36°18'N / 92°33'W4.50 Miles880 Yards08250K0Marion
31.11961-03-12236°37'N / 92°08'W36°38'N / 92°07'W1.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Ozark
32.11996-03-05335°59'N / 91°43'W36°02'N / 91°17'W20.00 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Sharp
 Brief Description: The Izard County tornado moved into Sharp County 2 3/4 miles west-southwest of Sidney at 815 pm. The tornado moved eastward and a few minutes later it struck the town of Sidney. 20 homes in Sidney were either damaged or destroyed. The tornado traveled along Highway 58, damaging more homes, barns, and other outbuildings. The tornado then began moving more in a northeasterly direction toward the Calamine community. Several more homes and other buildings were damaged. The tornado exited Sharp County about 2 3/4 miles east-northeast of Calamine around 845 pm. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down along the tornado's path. Much of the damage was consistent with an F2 rating, with some damage noted as F3 in intensity. Preliminary estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,500,000.
32.21972-04-07335°47'N / 92°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Craighead
32.52007-03-01336°36'N / 92°07'W36°42'N / 91°52'W14.00 Miles200 Yards10750K0KHowell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Ozark County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that a large tornado ripped through rural sections of southwest Howell County, Missouri. The community of Caulfield experienced a direct hit. Numerous farms and structures were damaged or destroyed. One fatality occurred as the tornado ripped through a mobile home northeast of Caulfield. Four other injuries occurred in the same mobile home. The tornado lifted approximately one mile southwest of the West Plains city limits. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several severe thunderstorms impacted southern Missouri during the morning hours of March 1st. A classic supercell moved from northern Arkansas and into Ozark and Howell counties. This storm produced an EF-3 tornado that touched down southwest of Caulfield, Missouri, and tracked to areas southwest of West Plains, Missouri. One fatality occurred from this storm as the tornado ripped through a mobile home in rural Howell County.
32.71968-06-24236°30'N / 91°36'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Oregon
33.61961-03-12236°38'N / 92°07'W36°42'N / 92°02'W6.50 Miles150 Yards111250K0Howell
34.32006-09-22236°21'N / 91°33'W36°24'N / 91°23'W5.50 Miles100 Yards0000Fulton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Fulton County. The tornado tracked from 5 miles east of Saddle to 7.5 miles southeast of Mammoth Spring. The tornado destroyed a home, and caused damage to several other homes. Hundreds of trees were downed, with one tree on a pickup truck. The tornado continued into northern Sharp County.
34.81996-04-22236°13'N / 92°44'W36°19'N / 92°34'W12.00 Miles200 Yards061.0M0Marion
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 3 1/2 miles southwest of Yellville. It moved north-northeastward, passing just to the north of the town of Summit. The tornado then began moving in more of a northeasterly direction, passing just to the north of Flippin and then lifted 4 miles north-northeast of Flippin. A number of homes and some businesses sustained damage along the tornado's path. Several trailers were either damaged or destroyed. 6 people sustained minor injuries. A number of trees and power lines were also blown down. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at $1,000,000.
34.81982-04-02436°37'N / 92°06'W36°45'N / 91°51'W14.00 Miles500 Yards22825.0M0Howell
35.91968-06-24236°42'N / 92°04'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0025K0Howell
35.91955-11-16236°40'N / 91°54'W36°42'N / 91°50'W4.30 Miles1000 Yards0225K0Howell
37.11958-04-03235°54'N / 92°36'W00250K0Searcy
37.21973-04-19335°45'N / 91°38'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0182.5M0Independence
37.51973-05-07235°54'N / 92°38'W35°54'N / 92°35'W2.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Searcy
37.82006-09-22236°23'N / 91°28'W36°26'N / 91°22'W7.50 Miles100 Yards0000Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from eastern Fulton County into northern Sharp County. The tornado tracked from 5 miles southwest of Wirth to 1.8 miles east of Wirth. The tornado badly damaged two barns, with minor damaged at several residences. Three stock trailers were also overturned. Dozens of trees were downed, along with power poles and power lines. The tornado continued into Randolph County of the Memphis County Warning Area.
38.41976-02-21236°43'N / 91°51'W0.90 Mile70 Yards01250K0Howell
38.61961-05-07336°07'N / 92°47'W36°18'N / 92°40'W14.20 Miles1760 Yards392.5M0Marion
38.61999-04-05235°54'N / 91°26'W35°59'N / 91°23'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0100Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in Sharp County. The tornado developed 7 miles east-southeast of Cave City and moved northeast. Not long after touching down, the tornado reached Highway 230. A tractor trailer was thrown off of the road and destroyed. The driver of the truck was injured. Pieces of the truck were found a quarter of a mile away from the highway. The tornado then paralleled the highway, heavily damaging a 10 year old brick home 8.5 miles east of Cave City. The tornado also destroyed a trailer and a barn and damaged a mobile home. Several buildings were also damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees were uprooted. The tornado finally moved into Lawrence County (Memphis County Warning Area) before dissipating.
38.81973-05-07236°44'N / 92°04'W36°45'N / 91°56'W7.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Howell
39.01991-03-22235°39'N / 91°45'W35°42'N / 91°42'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Independence
39.21961-03-12236°42'N / 92°02'W36°47'N / 91°49'W13.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Howell
39.21991-03-22235°37'N / 91°57'W35°39'N / 91°45'W10.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Cleburne
39.51984-03-15435°36'N / 92°15'W35°37'N / 91°48'W23.00 Miles440 Yards21025.0M0Cleburne
39.82005-11-05236°14'N / 91°22'W36°16'N / 91°17'W4.80 Miles350 Yards0300Sharp
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down briefly in Sharp County about a mile southwest of Sitka. Estimated winds with the tornado were about 115 mph. The worst damage noted was at the intersection of Lone Oak Road and Summerfield Creek Road. One mobile home was demolished, with contents strewn well across a field. Another mobile home was damaged. A storage shed was thrown across a street into the trees and a travel trailer was overturned. A vacant house was destroyed by falling trees. Five vehicles were damaged with windows being blown out. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path of the tornado. Three people sustained injuries. The tornado was on the ground for almost five miles before dissipating.
40.01982-12-02236°08'N / 91°21'W36°12'N / 91°17'W5.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Crawford
40.21976-03-29335°33'N / 92°08'W35°39'N / 91°52'W16.50 Miles50 Yards16250K0Cleburne
40.51959-03-14235°46'N / 91°34'W35°49'N / 91°25'W9.10 Miles833 Yards0025K0Independence
40.92008-05-02235°29'N / 92°15'W35°42'N / 91°57'W22.00 Miles1200 Yards01232.0M0KCleburne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Van Buren County, east-northeast of Morganton, and moved into Cleburne County, northwest of Crossroads. Across the county, 194 homes received damage. This included 27 houses and five mobile homes destroyed, 66 homes with major damage, and 96 homes with minor damage. A dog kennel, two chicken houses, and a beauty shop were destroyed. Minor damage was done to two chicken houses, a rock quarry, a flea market, a boat storage facility, a beauty shop, a fire department, a print shop, and a community ball park. At least 19 boats and party barges sank in Greers Ferry Lake. Removal of the vessels and clean-up of the spilled fuel and fluids continued well into June. About 6800 homes and businesses lost power. In addition to power lines and poles being blown down, one transmission line and one substation were damaged. Approximately 250 dogs and puppies were killed, along with two horses, and hundreds of chickens. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pushed into western Arkansas early on the morning of May 2nd. During the morning and afternoon hours, severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of the line and produced tornadoes.
41.81982-12-02335°38'N / 92°35'W35°47'N / 92°25'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Van Buren
41.81961-05-07236°04'N / 92°52'W36°07'N / 92°41'W10.80 Miles333 Yards0025K0Searcy
42.11984-03-15435°37'N / 91°48'W35°37'N / 91°42'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0325.0M0Independence
42.21955-11-15335°36'N / 91°45'W35°40'N / 91°39'W7.20 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
42.21967-12-21236°42'N / 91°38'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Oregon
42.81982-12-02236°09'N / 92°50'W36°18'N / 92°46'W10.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
43.31955-11-15335°40'N / 91°39'W35°43'N / 91°27'W11.70 Miles133 Yards00250K0Independence
43.51984-03-15435°37'N / 91°42'W35°39'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Independence
43.71955-11-15335°34'N / 91°48'W35°36'N / 91°45'W3.30 Miles133 Yards13250K0Independence
43.91961-05-08236°02'N / 92°48'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Searcy
44.21988-03-24235°35'N / 91°45'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Independence
44.41984-03-15435°35'N / 92°27'W35°36'N / 92°15'W8.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Van Buren
44.41956-02-15235°34'N / 92°16'W0025K0Van Buren
44.91982-12-02236°12'N / 91°17'W36°18'N / 91°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Franklin
45.11961-03-12235°45'N / 92°51'W35°55'N / 92°35'W18.80 Miles833 Yards02250K0Searcy
45.51983-03-26236°11'N / 92°51'W2.00 Miles293 Yards00250K0Marion
45.81955-11-15335°29'N / 92°02'W35°34'N / 91°48'W14.30 Miles133 Yards01250K0Cleburne
46.11982-12-02236°06'N / 92°53'W36°09'N / 92°50'W5.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Dallas
46.81999-01-21235°39'N / 91°31'W35°43'N / 91°25'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Independence County. The tornado developed near the White River about 5 miles southwest of Newark and moved toward town. In Newark, extensive tree damage was found...with numerous trees either downed or snapped. At least 100 homes, three businesses and a church sustained some damage...with mostly roof damage noted. Off of 5th Street, a few trailers were heavily damaged or destroyed. Damage was most extensive along Morgan Street and Hill Street. The tornado continued tracking northeast and dissipated about 2 miles northeast of town.
46.81955-11-02235°39'N / 92°50'W35°40'N / 92°18'W29.90 Miles67 Yards0525K0Van Buren
47.21988-11-15335°31'N / 92°14'W35°31'N / 92°14'W2.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Cleburne
47.72008-02-05435°27'N / 92°37'W35°42'N / 92°16'W26.00 Miles1170 Yards37722.8M0KVan Buren
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Conway County, northeast of Cleveland, into Van Buren County, south-southeast of Beverage Town. A Red Cross survey indicated that 41 houses were destroyed, 26 suffered major damage, 29 had minor damage, and 30 others were affected. In addition, 21 mobile homes were destroyed, 4 suffered major damage, 2 had minor damage, and one other was affected. A boat factory was destroyed, and a church and a number of businesses were damaged. Three fatalities occurred: One in a house 3.2 miles south-southwest of Clinton, one at the boat factory in Clinton, and one in a mobile home 2.5 miles west of Shirley. The tornado continued into Stone County, south-southwest of Rushing. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
48.01999-01-21235°34'N / 91°33'W35°48'N / 91°19'W20.00 Miles500 Yards0300Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Independence County. The tornado formed as another tornado was dissipating about a mile northwest. This new tornado formed about 5 miles southwest of Oil Trough. As the tornado moved northeast, it destroyed a home and a shed along Highway 157 and damaged other homes nearby. Extensive tree damage was also found in the area. From there, the tornado tracked within a mile of Oil Trough...and caused some roof damage to a home just west of the intersection of Highways 14 and 157. In Oil Trough, a trailer was heavily damaged and a cable antenna on top of a water tower was bent. Farther northeast, a barn was damaged at the intersection of Highways 122 and 69. The tornado moved about a mile east of Newark and destroyed some transmission towers near a power plant. The tornado continued through eastern Independence County...causing mostly tree damage. The tornado finally dissipated just southeast of the town of Cord.
48.21968-04-19235°29'N / 92°02'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Cleburne
48.21999-01-21335°39'N / 91°26'W35°46'N / 91°22'W8.00 Miles400 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Independence County. The tornado tracked mostly through rural areas and caused extensive tree damage. The tree damage was mostly along the Black River east of Newark as seen from an aerial survey. The tornado moved into Jackson County about 7 miles northeast of Newark.
48.51968-05-15435°39'N / 91°28'W0.30 Mile300 Yards7242.5M0Independence
48.52009-05-08336°52'N / 91°55'W36°53'N / 91°53'W2.00 Miles800 Yards00500K0KHowell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado impacted a rural area just north of Pomona. The tornado destroyed a frame home. Several cars were thrown 50 yards while two school buses were knocked over. One mobile home and one travel trailer were destroyed, and two outbuildings along with an auto shop were destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
48.61999-01-21235°32'N / 91°39'W35°36'N / 91°34'W6.00 Miles300 Yards0100Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from northern White County into southern Independence County...and affected the town of Pleasant Plains. Just south of town, a trailer was flipped over behind a hardware store and a barn was heavily damaged. In the area around Pleasant Plains...at least 25 homes, a couple of businesses and a church sustained at least some damage from this tornado and from a tornado about an hour and a half earlier. Extensive tree damage was also found. The tornado headed northeast and dissipated about 5 miles northeast of town not long after it crossed Highway 157.
49.32005-11-05236°31'N / 91°23'W36°35'N / 91°10'W9.00 Miles300 Yards001.5M0Oregon
 Brief Description: A National Weather Service storm survey team revealed that an F-2 tornado touched down 9 miles east of Thayer near Highway V. The tornado continued on a path 300 yards wide to 8 miles northeast of Myrtle. Two mobile homes were destroyed and several other homes were heavily damaged along the tornado path.
49.41999-01-21335°32'N / 91°36'W35°38'N / 91°30'W9.00 Miles600 Yards0000Independence
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of northern White County into southern Independence County. The tornado tracked across Highway 167 about 2 miles south of Pleasant Plains...damaging or destroying several homes and farm buildings and knocking down trees. Northeast of Pleasant Plains, and near Highway 157...the tornado headed through a forested area. An aerial survey confirmed that in at least one area of the forest...only a few trees were left standing. The tornado began dissipating as it moved between Rosie and Oil Trough. About a mile farther southeast, yet another tornado was developing in southern Independence County.
49.51979-04-11236°07'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lawrence
49.61982-12-24436°30'N / 91°31'W36°48'N / 91°12'W25.00 Miles300 Yards062.5M0Oregon
49.81982-12-23335°32'N / 92°39'W35°43'N / 92°33'W14.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Saline


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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