3 Tornadoes Strike Arkansas This Week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Two tornadoes struck Arkansas Monday night, and a third one was reported Tuesday morning.

Reports from National Weather Service (NWS) offices in Tulsa, OK and Little Rock show the first one touched down around 11 p.m. in Madison County and the second just after 11:30 p.m. in Newton County and Searcy County.

An E-F 0 tornado was detected early Tuesday in Lawrence County near Black Rock, according to a report from the National Weather Service. 

The nearly one-third mile long by 100-yard wide tornado caused 75 mph winds and damaged trees as well as metal roofing on farm buildings, the weather service reported.  


No one was injured in the Lawrence Co. tornado. 

One person was reported injured in the Newton County/Searcy County EF-2 tornado. The twister touched down at 11:38 p.m. two miles north of Mossville then rolled for 36.7 miles. The NWS says it had maximum winds of 120 mph. The post office at Parthenon was destroyed by the tornado and several homes were damaged. Trees were uprooted and snapped. At its widest point, the tornado was reported to have been just under half a mile.

The Madison County tornado was rated EF-1 and touched down just after 11 p.m. at Crosses before crossing Hwy. 16 and continuing on northwest of St. Paul. Maximum winds were 85-95 mph. Storm surveyors reported large trees were downed by the tornado.

Parthenon video courtesy Fly Arkansas/Taylor Scott.

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