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11janAll DayWest Crossett (Ashley County, AR)

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Start Time:  2:45 am CST

End Time:  2:52 am CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 108 mph

Path length: 4.47 miles

Width:  650 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Ashley

State:  Arkansas

Start Lat/Lon: 33.1768 / -92.0576

End Lat/Lon: 33.1856 / -91.9813


This tornado started in the swamp area on the eastern side of Felsenthal NWR and tracked roughly due east and dissipated just after crossing Hancock Rd. At the start, a few trees were damaged and that continued as the tornado tracked along Ashley 299 Rd. Some trees were uprooted along this part of the path. The tornado intensified as it neared Ashley 14 Rd and widened. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. Several outbuildings were damaged along with other minor damage to some homes with shingles off. Along a portion of Ashley 14 Rd, heavy tree damage was noted along with several homes having trees on them. Numerous power lines were down as well. The tornado then weakened some with mostly minor type tree damage. Intensity increased again as it crossed Hancock Rd. Here Beulahland Church sustained moderate roof damage along with two other homes having roof damage. Several power lines and poles were down as well. The tornado quickly dissipated just east of Hancock Road.


Sources:

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NWS Jackson Summary


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