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Craighead County, AR EF-0 Tornado

  

Tornado Track Map:

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Survey Results:

 

...PRELIMINARY EF-0 TORNADO IN CRAIGHEAD CO. ARKANSAS...

* COUNTIES: CRAIGHEAD COUNTY ARKANSAS.

* LOCATION: 5 MILES SOUTH OF JONESBORO ARKANSAS ON EITHER SIDE OF
  STATE HIGHWAY ONE.

* TIME: 256 PM ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 2011

* BEGINNING POINT: 35.73809, -90.69490

* ENDING POINT: 35.73989, -90.69076

* RATING: EF-0

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH

* PATH LENGTH: 0.3 MILES

* MAXIMUM WIDTH: 50 YARDS

* FATALITIES: 0

* INJURIES: 0

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: PARTIAL ROOF DAMAGE TO BUSINESS OFFICE
  BUILDING AND TWO STORAGE GARAGE DOORS BLOWN IN. OTHER DAMAGE
  INCLUDED ONE BLOWN WINDOW FROM A BUSINESS AND A PARTIALLY DOWNED
  CHAIN LINK FENCE.

 

Radar Images:

Brief tornado south of Jonesboro, AR at 2:56 pm. Brief tornado south of Jonesboro, AR at 2:56 pm.