Path length: 23 miles

Width:  150 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  12

Rating:  F3

County:  Faulkner, White

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 35.20 / -92.45   End:  35.33 / -92.08      

Corrected Coordinates based on damage reports:

Start:  35.195619/-92.474023    End: 35.343973/-92.053504

Veers in path: 35.216905/-92.385960, 35.235245/-92.195159

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.


There was one tornado reported on January 28, 1956.  It hit during the late evening in Faulkner County, AR.  It moved to the northeast from the Wooster area to one mile south of Greenbriar. The Climatological Data Summary then states the tornado “went aloft for 10 miles, returning to the ground in Barney-Enola Area.”  It continued from there into White County ending near Rosebud.  The intermittent path length was 23 miles.  Most of the damage was in Faulkner County. Three homes and seven buildings were destroyed.  21 homes and six buildings were damaged.  There were no fatalities and 12 injuries.

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We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the January 1956 Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:

Path Length:

  • SPC/NCDC have a 23 mile path.
  • CDNS and Grazulis have a 29 mile path.


    The Storm Prediction Center

    NCDC Storm Events Database

    January 1956 Climatological Data National Summary

    Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 991.

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