SPC Stats

Path length: 23 miles

Width:  150 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  12

Rating:  F3

County:  Faulkner, White

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 1 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.  Intermittent path length was 29 miles.  Most of the damage was in Faulkner County. Three homes and 7 buildings were destroyed.  21 homes and 6 buildings were damaged.  There were no fatalities and 12 injuries.

Tornado Path

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

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

Newspaper Clippings


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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