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Tornadoes/Flash Flooding on May 30 - June 1, 2013 (Pg2)
 
Storm reports in the twenty four hour period ending at 700 am CDT on 06/01/2013.

All was quiet during the afternoon and evening of the 31st, but it was very warm and humid. Meanwhile, severe storms flared up ahead of a cold front from the Ohio and mid-Mississippi Valleys into the southern Plains. Tornadoes struck from St. Louis, MO to just north of Tulsa, OK to Oklahoma City, OK.

In the picture: Storm reports in the twenty four hour period ending at 700 am CDT on 06/01/2013. The graphic is courtesy of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK.

 

It was a rough finish to a busy month. In 2013, around 200 tornadoes were confirmed nationwide through April. There were at least 200 reports of tornadoes in May.

 

The satellite showed a large cluster of showers and thunderstorms building into Arkansas from the northwest at 932 am CDT on 06/01/2013.
In the picture: The satellite showed a large cluster of showers and thunderstorms building into Arkansas from the northwest at 932 am CDT on 06/01/2013.
he WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a line of thunderstorms on the leading edge of the precipitation, with areas of heavy rain to follow.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) showed a line of thunderstorms on the leading edge of the precipitation, with areas of heavy rain to follow. Rain was ahead of a cold front entering the state from the Plains.
 

During the wee hours of June 1st, storms to the north/west of Arkansas raced into the state. They had weakened given a loss of daytime heating, with only spotter severe weather reported. There was a weak tornado near Saint Paul (Madison County) that damaged barns and peeled a roof off of a mobile home. Otherwise, there were torrential downpours.

From 100 am CDT to 700 am CDT, Fort Smith (Sebastian County) got 2.37 inches of rain. In the next six hours across the far northeast, a deluge at Piggott (Clay County) and overflowing ditches prompted a few residents to voluntarily leave for higher ground. Also, the very same areas of the west that had significant flooding the day before got dumped on again.

 

Mena (Polk County) received 3.54 inches, with 2.38 inches at Mount Ida (Montgomery County). In a two hour period, a spotter southeast of Waldron (Scott County) reported 2.50 inches. Overall, parts of Montgomery, Polk and Scott Counties were inundated with more than 10 inches of precipitation!

Twenty four hour rainfall through 100 pm CDT on 06/01/2013.
In the picture: Twenty four hour rainfall through 100 pm CDT on 06/01/2013.

 

Seventy Two Hour Rainfall (through 700 am CDT on 06/02/2013)
Site Amount (Inches)
Big Fork (Polk Co) 11.69
Parks (Scott Co) 10.29
Pine Ridge (Montgomery Co) 10.23
Mena (Polk Co) 10.00

 

 

Arkansas State Highway 88 at Sims (Montgomery County) was closed due to high water. Arkansas State Highway 28 between Needmore (Scott County) and the Yell County line was impassible in places. A person was trapped in a vehicle at Caddo Gap (Montgomery County). Small tributaries were on the rise again. Flash Flood Warnings were posted where rain became excessive. A longer term Flood Warning was issued for Scott County at 1257 pm CDT as the situation was expected to remain serious through much of the day.

 

 

As the afternoon progressed on the 1st, widespread precipitation sagged into the southern counties for the first time during this event. Half inch to inch and a half rainfall totals were common across the south, with locally over two inches. At El Dorado (Union County), 3.11 inches was measured between 700 pm CDT on the 1st and 100 am CDT on the 2nd. Near Holly Grove (Monroe County), a severe storm knocked down power lines, with people trapped in a house temporarily.

 

Storm Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather and flash flooding in the Little Rock County Warning Area on May 30-June 1, 2013 (in red).
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There were numerous reports of tornadoes, wind damage, hail and flash flooding on May 30th and 31st, 2013. There was more flooding on June 1st. For a look at the reports, click here.
 
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Plot Reports
In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather and flash flooding in the Little Rock County Warning Area on May 30-June 1, 2013 (in red).

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