Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 26 Miles
-- Width 250 Yards
County/Area UNION
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-24 13:35:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N JUNCTION CITY
Begin Lat/Lon 33.02/-92.73
End Date 2007-02-24 13:52:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2NNE NEW LONDON
End Lat/Lon 33.2067/-92.3168
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 5/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A vigorous upper level storm system moved into the southern plains and lower mississippi valley during the morning and afternoon hours of the 24th. The atmosphere became very unstable ahead of this system as a dryline moved into southwest Arkansas during the late morning and afternoon hours. Severe thunderstorms developed rapidly in the ustable airmass and enough shear was present such that tornadoes developed across portions of southwest Arkansas.
Event Narrative A strong tornado developed under a supercell thunderstorm which moved northeast across the county. Damage was largely confined to heavily wooded areas with less than 20 structures sustaining damage. Six of these structures received heavy damage near the community of Strong, Arkansas. Numerous snapped and fallen large trees were also observed. The extent of the damage ranged from shingles off some homes to others completely demolished. Of the 6 homes that were severly damaged...two were mobile homes. The tornado began in extreme southwest Union County near Junction City where a metal roof was blown off a pharmacy on Route 167. The tornado produced sporadic tree damage along Welloo and Welch roads. Moving northeast...the tornado downed additional trees across Caledonia and Iron Mountain roads. The tornado continued in a northeast direction...crossing Hwy 82 and intensified as it crossed Old Strong highway. Here a well build brick home was mostly demolished. The tornado traveled a half mile east and demolished a double wide trailer blowing the debris 150 to 200 yards downstream. Several other homes were affected from this storm before the storm lifted near the community of New London. Five injuries were reported from this tornado with no fatalities. At the most damaging point of the storm after it crossed Hwy 82...the storm was rated an EF3 on the new enhanced Fujita scale. A monetary damage amount was not available for this publication. The Damage Indicator for the event was (DI): FR 12 while the Degree of Damage for the event was (DOD): 8.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 5 0.00K 0.00K
LEWISVILLE LAFAYETTE CO. AR 02/24/2007 12:14 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWISVILLE LAFAYETTE CO. AR 02/24/2007 12:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUNCTION CITY UNION CO. AR 02/24/2007 13:35 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 5 0.00K 0.00K
BLANCHARD SPGS UNION CO. AR 02/24/2007 15:20 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 5 0.00K 0.00K