Historic Weather Events
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Several historic events (Severe and Winter weather) have occurred in Arkansas since this website was started in 1996. These events are documented below.
 
Making Tornado History in 1999 (Pg2)
 
The volunteer fire station at Joy (White County) could not escape a tornado (rated F2) on 01/21/1999. At Joy (White County), the volunteer fire station was damaged by a tornado (rated F2). Homes and businesses suffered mostly roof damage at Newark (Independence County) when a tornado (rated F2) roared through town. There were a lot of trees downed or snapped as well.
In the picture: The volunteer fire station at Joy (White County) could not escape a tornado (rated F2) on 01/21/1999.

 

 

White and Independence Counties were especially hard hit during this event. The counties were affected by ten tornadoes and six tornadoes respectively. Numerous tornadoes were spawned in White and Independence Counties on 01/21/1999.
In the picture: Numerous tornadoes were spawned in White and Independence Counties on 01/21/1999.

 

March 5, 1999
Eleven tornadoes were spawned on March 5, 1999. In early March, there was another severe weather outbreak on the 5th. There were eleven tornadoes that day in the Little Rock County Warning Area. The tornadoes tracked across eight counties in the western half of Arkansas.
In the picture: Eleven tornadoes were spawned on March 5, 1999.

 

There was a tremendous amount of tree damage ($2,000,000 in Clark County alone). Quite a few chicken houses were destroyed as well.
WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) images were awesome on 03/05/1999, with this storm showing a well defined hook (or curl) just to the west of Clarksville around 530 pm CST.
In the picture: WSR-88D (Doppler Weather Radar) images were awesome on 03/05/1999, with this storm showing a well defined hook (or curl) just to the west of Clarksville around 530 pm CST. A tornado was spawned near the hook. To the north and east of the hook, large hail was occurring (white and pink colors)...with up to baseball size hail reported.

 

Every piece of tin was removed from this chicken house by a tornado (rated F2) roughly 3 to 4 miles southwest of Clarksville (Johnson County) on 03/05/1999. Just west of Clarksville (Johnson County), up to 10,000 chickens were lost...with 5,000 to 10,000 chickens lost near Grannis (Polk County).
In the picture: Every piece of tin was removed from this chicken house by a tornado (rated F2) roughly 3 to 4 miles southwest of Clarksville (Johnson County) on 03/05/1999. Up to 10,000 chickens were lost.

 

The tornadoes were mainly confined to rural areas. There were no fatalities and very few people injured. A tree fell through a house about a mile southeast of Alpine.
In the picture: A tornado (rated EF3) downed numerous trees, with one of the trees falling through a house about a mile southeast of Alpine (Clark County) on 03/05/1999.

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