28marAll DayJonesboro (Craighead County, AR)


Start Time:  4:58 pm CDT 

End Time: 5:14 pm CDT 

Rating:  EF3

Estimated Peak Winds:  150 mph

Path length: 12.55 miles

Width:  600 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  22

County:  Craighead

State:  Arkansas

Start Lat/Lon: 35.8094 / -90.6852

End Lat/Lon:  35.9340 / -90.5227

This tornado developed just north of I-555 and west of Caraway Road. The tornado quickly intensified and caused EF2 damage near the intersection of Caraway Rd. and Race St. The tornado weakened slightly, but produced EF2 damage again at the Mall at Turtle Creek. The tornado reached its most intense stage as it approached and moved across the Jonesboro Airport.  Several large industrial buildings were severely damaged.  As the tornado moved through residential areas northeast of the airport, it caused EF2 to isolated EF3 damage to homes.  The tornado began weakening after it crossed Highway 49 northeast of Jonesboro, with the final damage observed to the northeast of Brookland.



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