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Atmospheric River Impacting California

A major winter storm with an active atmospheric river is inundating California the next few days with a tremendous amount of moisture. Heavy to excessive rainfall is likely from central to southern California that may produce flooding along with mudslides and dangerous debris flows near recent and vulnerable burn scars. A significant amount of snow is anticipated in the Sierra with feet of snow. Read More >

May 10, 2008 Severe Weather Outbreak
Benton County Tornado


A tornado touched down 4.5 miles southwest of Downtown Bentonville at approximately 6:35 PM May 10, 2008 and lifted 3.8 miles south-southeast of Bentonville. Path length was 1.50 miles with a maximum width of 100 yards. Wind speeds are estimated at 100 mph, giving this a rating of EF1. Primary damage was to a school where part of the roof was blown off.


Radar Images
Bentonville tornado radar image
Bentonville tornado radar velocity image

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