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NOUS44 KLZK 072148

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
448 PM CDT Sat May 7 2022


.Arkansas County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    130 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.5325 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/05/2022
Start Time:             12:53 PM CDT
Start Location:         7 WSW Almyra / Arkansas County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          34.3574 / -91.5343

End Date:               05/05/2022
End Time:               12:55 PM CDT
End Location:           6 WSW Almyra / Arkansas County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            34.3624 / -91.5081

Survey Summary:
A large pole barn was completely destroyed and electrical
transmission line towers were knocked down. The likely cause of
damage that initiated the collapse of the electrical transmission
line towers was a large lofted shipping container that collided
with the base of one of the towers. Other damage included downed
smaller power poles and minor roof damage to a home.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

.Arkansas County Wind Damage...

Peak Wind:              80 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  0.4 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150.0 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/05/2022
Start Time:             01:09 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 NE Almyra / Arkansas County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          34.4665 / -91.3645

End Date:               05/05/2022
End Time:               01:12 PM CDT
End Location:           5.3 NE Almyra / Arkansas County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            34.4676 / -91.3568

Survey Summary:

This powerful microburst destroyed a large, well-built metal
storage building. The building was anchored at 10 points with
concrete around each post, and it appears initial damage on one
side of the building caused the interior of the building to become
exposed to the wind. The structural soundness of the building
allowed wind energy to build up inside until the entire structure
was violently lifted from the ground. Aside from minor shingle
damage to a nearby roof, surrounding structures were undamaged.
Debris from the metal building was carried approximately 700
yards downstream with evidence of ground scarring, indicating
winds were strong enough to cause heavy debris to tumble. Despite a
narrow damage swath on the order of 150 yards in width, several
nearby damage indicators showed no wind damage.

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.