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Interested in what kind of weather occurred in a recent year? Check out the most memorable events below.
 
Tornadoes in 2005/Pg 1 of 2
 
1. Junction City to 3 miles northeast of Lawson (Union Co.), January 12th, 11:25 PM - A strong (F3) tornado had a path length of 24 miles. Two people were killed and 13 others were injured. The fatalities were the first tornado deaths of 2005 in the nation. The deaths occurred in mobile homes.

 

The WSR-88D (i.e. Doppler Weather Radar) in Shreveport, LA showed a supercell (i.e. storm with rotating updrafts) in northern Louisiana during the late evening hours of 01/12/2005. In the picture: The WSR-88D (i.e. Doppler Weather Radar) in Shreveport, LA showed a supercell (i.e. storm with rotating updrafts) in northern Louisiana during the late evening hours of 01/12/2005. There was nothing around the storm at the time, so it had nothing to compete with (for available energy). The storm became tornadic as it tracked toward southern Arkansas.

 

2. Marie to Osceola (Mississippi Co.), March 22nd, 5:38 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 8 miles.

3. 2 miles north of Ozark (Franklin Co.), April 11th, 4:10 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 0.1 mile.

4. 3 miles southwest of Dardanelle to 1.7 miles west-southwest of Dardanelle (Yell Co.), April 11th, 6:45 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 2.1 miles.

5. 2 miles north-northeast of Hamburg to Fountain Hill (Ashley Co.), September 24th, 12:40 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 7 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita. (Rita had been a hurricane previously, but had been downgraded to a tropical depression by the time it reached Arkansas.)

6. 7 miles north of Eudora (Chicot Co.), September 24th, 12:51 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 1 mile. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

7. 3.5 miles south-southwest of Lacey to 6.6 miles west of Lacey (Drew Co.), September 24th, 12:54 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 4.8 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

8. 6 miles north-northwest of Arkansas City to 4 miles northwest of Kelso (Desha Co.), September 24th, 2:45 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 11 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

9. 8.5 miles south of Gillett to 7.5 miles southeast of Reydell (Arkansas and Jefferson Cos.), September 24th, 3:19 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 8.5 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

10. 2 miles east-southeast of Bevis Corner to 0.8 mile south of Kerr (Lonoke Co.), September 24th, 4:40 PM - A strong (F2) tornado had a path length of 7.2 miles. Five people were injured. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

 

In the picture: A mobile home was destroyed by a strong (F2) tornado near Bevis Corner (Lonoke County) on 09/24/2005. Click to enlarge. A mobile home was destroyed by a strong (F2) tornado near Bevis Corner (Lonoke County) on 09/24/2005.

 

11. 1 mile west of Eudora to 2 miles northwest of Eudora (Chicot Co.), September 24th, 5:54 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 1 mile. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

12. 4 miles west-southwest of Parnell to 5.7 miles north-northwest of Jacksonville (Lonoke and Pulaski Cos.), September 24th, 5:59 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 5.7 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

13. 5 miles northeast of Macon to 1.7 miles west of Otto (Pulaski and Faulkner Cos.), September 24th, 6:09 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 8 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

14. 6 miles west-southwest of Lake Village to 7 miles west of Lake Village (Chicot Co.), September 24th, 6:29 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 2 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

15. 2.6 miles south-southeast of Cleveland to 2.5 miles south-southwest of Cleveland (Conway Co.), September 24th, 6:48 PM - A strong (F2) tornado had a path length of 1 mile. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

 

A mobile home was removed from its foundation and thrown across the street into a church by a strong (F2) tornado about 2 miles south of Cleveland (Conway County) on 09/24/2005. In the picture: A mobile home was removed from its foundation and thrown across the street into a church by a strong (F2) tornado about 2 miles south of Cleveland (Conway County) on 09/24/2005. Click to enlarge.

 

16. 5 miles southeast of Center Hill to 4 miles northwest of Center Hill (White Co.), September 24th, 7:33 PM - A strong (F2) tornado had a path length of 9 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

 

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. 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.

 

17. 3 miles southeast of Hopewell to 2.4 miles southeast of Hopewell (Cleburne Co.), September 24th, 7:55 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 0.6 mile. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

18. 2.6 miles northwest of Pearson to 3.3 miles northwest of Pearson (Cleburne Co.), September 24th, 8:05 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 0.7 mile. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

19. 8.3 miles southeast of DeLuce to 2.2 miles east-southeast of DeLuce (Arkansas Co.), September 24th, 9:21 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 7 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

20. 3.1 miles east of Moko to 4.7 miles northeast of Camp (Fulton Co.), November 5th, 9:59 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 5.4 miles. One person was injured.

21. 1 mile southwest of Sitka to 4 miles east-northeast of Sitka (Sharp Co.), November 5th, 10:41 PM - A strong (F2) tornado had a path length of 4.8 miles. Three people were injured.

 

A strong (F2) tornado downed a tree through a house 3 to 4 miles east-northeast of Sitka (Sharp County) on 11/05/2005. In the picture: A strong (F2) tornado downed a tree through a house 3 to 4 miles east-northeast of Sitka (Sharp County) on 11/05/2005. Click to enlarge.

 

17. 3 miles southeast of Hopewell to 2.4 miles southeast of Hopewell (Cleburne Co.), September 24th, 7:55 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 0.6 mile. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

18. 2.6 miles northwest of Pearson to 3.3 miles northwest of Pearson (Cleburne Co.), September 24th, 8:05 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 0.7 mile. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

19. 8.3 miles southeast of DeLuce to 2.2 miles east-southeast of DeLuce (Arkansas Co.), September 24th, 9:21 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 7 miles. This tornado was associated with Tropical Depression Rita.

20. 3.1 miles east of Moko to 4.7 miles northeast of Camp (Fulton Co.), November 5th, 9:59 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 5.4 miles. One person was injured.

21. 1 mile southwest of Sitka to 4 miles east-northeast of Sitka (Sharp Co.), November 5th, 10:41 PM - A strong (F2) tornado had a path length of 4.8 miles. Three people were injured.

22. 1.5 miles northeast of Potter to 1.8 miles southwest of Mena (Polk Co.), November 12th, 10:27 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 3.5 miles.

23. 3 miles southwest of Manning to 0.5 mile east-southeast of Manning (Dallas Co.), November 14th, 1:42 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 3.2 miles.

24. 6.2 miles south-southwest of Pine Bluff to 5.5 miles south-southwest of Pine Bluff (Jefferson Co.), November 15th, 2:20 PM - A weak (F0) tornado had a path length of 0.7 mile.

25. 2.8 miles north-northeast of Gillett to 5.5 miles southeast of Ethel (Arkansas Co.), November 15th, 2:52 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 16.5 miles.

26. 7 miles south of DeWitt to 2.2 miles west of DeLuce (Arkansas Co.), November 15th, 2:55 PM - A weak (F1) tornado had a path length of 3.5 miles.

 


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