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Severe Weather in Sep 2005 (24th)
 
A satellite loop showing the remnants of Hurricane Rita moving into Arkansas early on 09/25/2005. The remnants of Hurricane Rita moved out of east Texas and northwest Louisiana and into Arkansas on September 24th/early on the 25th. North and east of the system, scattered thunderstorms popped up...with the storms spawning isolated tornadoes in central and southern sections of the state. 
In the picture: A satellite loop showing the remnants of Hurricane Rita moving into Arkansas early on 09/25/2005.

 

The tornadoes were mostly produced during the afternoon and evening hours of the 24th. Trees and power lines were downed, with some structural damage as well. Near Center Hill in White County, several buildings were damaged or destroyed by an F2 (113 to 157 mph winds) tornado.
In the picture: The WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) indicated adjacent inbound (blue colors) and outbound (red colors) winds along with a Tornadic Vortex Signature (TVS) between Searcy (White County) and Center Hill (White County) on 09/24/2005. These are signs that a tornado might be present, with a Tornado Warning issued for the area by the National Weather Service. 

 

Tornadoes were spawned in Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and White Counties of central Arkansas on 09/24/2005. The Center Hill tornado was one of seven tornadoes confirmed in central Arkansas by the National Weather Service in Little Rock. For survey information regarding the tornadoes in central Arkansas, click here.
In the picture: Tornadoes were spawned in Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and White Counties of central Arkansas on 09/24/2005.

 

Four more tornadoes have been confirmed in southeast sections of the state. For survey information about the tornadoes in southeast Arkansas, click here. Tornadoes were spawned in Desha and Drew Counties of southeast Arkansas on 09/24/2005.
In the picture: Tornadoes were spawned in Arkansas, Desha, Drew and Jefferson Counties of southeast Arkansas on 09/24/2005.

 

Damage Pictures
A mobile home was destroyed near Bevis Corners (Lonoke County). A welding shop was heavily damaged 2 to 3 miles southeast of Center Hill (White County) along Highway 36.
In the picture: A mobile home was destroyed near Bevis Corners (Lonoke County). Click to enlarge. In the picture: A welding shop was heavily damaged 2 to 3 miles southeast of Center Hill (White County) along Highway 36. Click to enlarge.
 
The owners of the welding shop also lost their home...which was the building next door. About 2 miles east of Center Hill (White County), several utility towers were mangled.
In the picture: The owners of the welding shop also lost their home...which was the building next door. Click to enlarge. In the picture: About 2 miles east of Center Hill (White County), several utility towers were mangled. Click to enlarge.
 
Trees were snapped off 3 to 4 miles southeast of Center Hill (White County) on Nicholson Road. A mobile home was removed from its foundation and thrown across the street toward a church about 2 miles south of Cleveland (Conway County).
In the picture: Trees were snapped off 3 to 4 miles southeast of Center Hill (White County) on Nicholson Road. Click to enlarge. In the picture: A mobile home was removed from its foundation and thrown across the street toward a church about 2 miles south of Cleveland (Conway County). Click to enlarge.

 

Storm Reports
 
Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on September 24, 2005 (in red).
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There were more than a dozen reports of tornadoes from central into southeast Arkansas on September 24, 2005. It must be noted that winds were increasing across the state as the remnants of Hurricane Rita approached from the southwest. Wind gusts over 50 mph were noted, and caused some of the damage reported (and not tornadoes). For a look at severe weather reports, click here.
In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on September 24, 2005 (in red).

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