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Severe Weather on April 2-4, 2007 (A Closer Look)
 
The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed storms in western Pulaski County barely moving from 701 pm CDT to 852 pm CDT on 04/03/2007.
Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Warnings were issued by the National Weather Service.
In a normal situation, severe weather does not last long in any one location. In an hour or less, the storm is over. Hail and high winds are short-lived, and those who are afraid do not have long to wait. That was not the case during the evening of April 3rd in areas just west of Little Rock (Pulaski County).
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed storms in western Pulaski County barely moving from 701 pm CDT to 852 pm CDT on 04/03/2007. Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Warnings were issued by the National Weather Service.

 

A cluster of severe storms sat for almost two hours, with a barrage of penny to golfball size hail...and a few softball size hailstones at times. The hail destroyed roofs, heavily damaged vehicles, and beat down vegetation. It seemed like it would never quit. Quarter to golfball size hail was typical during the event.
In the picture: Quarter to golfball size hail was typical during the event. Click to enlarge.

 

Tim King, an amateur radar operator (HAM), stands next to his mother's hail damaged vehicle (dents in the hood). During the event, amateur radio operators (HAMs) at the National Weather Service received numerous reports from those under the storms...with several of the reports coming from Tim King. The hail was so loud that he had to spell out the size of the hail so listeners could understand. 
In the picture: Tim King, an amateur radar operator (HAM), stands next to his mother's hail damaged vehicle (dents in the hood). Click to enlarge.

 

Mr. King's mother, who has lived in the area for over 70 years, said she never experienced a storm like this. The azaleas did not make it through the storm.
In the picture: The azaleas did not make it through the storm. Click to enlarge.

 

Rainfall amounts approached four inches in portions of northwest Pulaski County. With such a slow storm movement, heavy to excessive rainfall occurred. One to two inch amounts were common in northwest Pulaski County...with some areas receiving up to four inches. This created flash flooding, with water across several roadways. 
In the picture: Rainfall amounts approached four inches in portions of northwest Pulaski County. 

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