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11janAll DayNorth Crossett (Ashley County, AR)

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Start Time:  2:55 am CST

End Time:  3:08 am CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length: 10.38 miles

Width:  800 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Ashley

State:  Arkansas

Start Lat/Lon: 33.1761 / -91.9441

End Lat/Lon: 33.1835 / -91.766


This tornado started just off Highway 133 and continued just east of north where it dissipated just before reaching Highway 8, SE of Hamburg. At the start, just a few trees were uprooted, some of which took a power line down along Highway 133. The tornado increased in intensity and width as it crossed Binnis Loop Rd. More trees were uprooted or snapped and a couple homes sustained some roof damage. One large shed was destroyed with fragments of the roof thrown across the road. The tornado traveled along Highway 52 for quite a while.  Along this part of the path, numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. Some power lines and poles were down as well. Quite a bit of uprooted trees were noted on the S side of the country club. The tornado moved over the airport where one large hangar had roof damage and the back wall had panels blown out. As the tornado neared Highway 425, the center was to the north side of Highway 52 and continued to snap and uproot trees. As it crossed Highway 425, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Moving ENE, the tornado began to weaken and dissipated just after crossing Ashley 312 Rd.


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