Severe/Winter Weather Guides
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The National Weather Service authors Severe and Winter Weather guides annually. The guides serve to educate the public about hazardous weather and how to prepare for severe and winter storms.
Severe Weather in Arkansas (Tornadoes/Deaths Since 1950)
The following graphics show tornadoes and tornado deaths in Arkansas since 1950. For a text version, click here.


Number of tornadoes from 1950 through 2014.
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Number of tornado deaths from 1950 through 2014.
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In 2015, there were 20 tornadoes and 2 tornado related fatalities. There were 9 tornadoes in December and 5 tornadoes in May. The deadliest tornado (rated EF2) was on May 10th, and killed 2 people near Nashville (Howard County). is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.