Ashley County Tornado

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Event Summary

The tornado started along County Road 229 about six miles south of Crossett. It moved east-northeast to northeast, crossing Highway 133 near the intersection with County Road 5. Several large trees were downed across Highway 133 at this point. The tornado continued northeast, and reached its maximum intensity near the intersection of County Road 5E and County Road 4. Here a number of hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado turned more north-northeast and appeared to dissipate as it was crossing Arkansas Trace Road about four miles southeast of Crossett.

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Estimated Maximum Wind: 90 mph
Casualties: 0
Damage Path Length: 4.0 miles
Maximum Path Width: 150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

6 S Crossett
3:08 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

4 SE Crossett
3:14 pm


 Radar Imagery
These images from the Shreveport, LA Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 3:10 pm as the storm was moving to the south of Crossett in Ashley County. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

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