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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 2021.
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Number of tornado deaths from 1950 through 2021.
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In 2021, there were 35 tornadoes and two tornado related fatalities. The busiest month was December with a dozen tornadoes in northeast Arkansas. The strongest tornado (rated EF4/maximum winds around 170 mph) tracked over 26 miles through Monette (Craighead County) and Leachville (Mississippi County) on December 10th. The tornado went another 54 miles or so through southeast Missouri and northwest Tennessee.