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The severe weather guide serves to educate the public about hazardous weather and how to prepare for severe storms.
Severe Weather in Arkansas (Tornadoes/Deaths Since 1950)
The following graphics show tornadoes and tornado deaths in Arkansas since 1950. For a text version, click here.


Number of tornadoes from 1950 through 2017.
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Number of tornado deaths from 1950 through 2017.
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In 2017, there were 36 tornadoes and no tornado related fatalities. There were 15 tornadoes in March and 12 tornadoes in April. The strongest tornado (rated EF2) tracked almost 37 miles from Mossville (Newton County) to Saint Joe (Searcy County) on March 6th.