Small, Brief Tornado in Pope Co. March 29

Rated EF-0 by National Weather Service

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - National Weather Service (NWS) storm surveyors say a single tornado touched down in Arkansas on March 29.

It was previously thought that no twisters had reached the ground in the last round of severe weather but minor damage has since been found that proves otherwise.

The NWS Office in Little Rock says the EF-0 tornado struck two miles north-northwest of Broomfield in Pope County at 7:21 p.m. and lasted for less than a minute.

The storm survey shows the estimated peak winds were 65-85 mph, the path length was 50 yards and the path width was 25 yards.

Trained spotters and deputies with the Pope County Sheriff's Office reported a very brief touchdown in a field before the tornado lifted.

The NWS says this was the 20th tornado of the year for Arkansas.


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