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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1144 AM CDT Fri May 4 2018


.OVERVIEW...A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved across
eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas during the morning and
afternoon hours of May 3rd. Part of the line began to accelerate
forward as a bow echo as the storms moved into west central Arkansas.
A tornado developed within this bow echo segment in Franklin County
Arkansas. NWS Tulsa meteorologists surveyed this damage yesterday
evening and the results of the survey follow.

.Peter Pender Arkansas Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 to 95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  9.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   550 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 3 2018 
Start Time:             109 pm CDT
Start Location:         3.1 NW Branch / Franklin County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          35.3286 / -94.0039

End Date:               May 3 2018
End Time:               119 pm CDT
End Location:           7.6 NE Branch / Franklin County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            35.3731 / -93.8502

Survey Summary: This tornado developed south of Highway 60 near Grand
Prairie Road where trees were damaged. It moved east-northeast
uprooting trees and snapping large limbs. The tornado moved northeast
from N Bradbury Street to near the Highway 41 and Highway 60
intersection, where trees were uprooted and large limbs snapped. East
of Highway 41, the tornado moved east-northeast along and across
Highway 288 and Compressor Road, where outbuildings were destroyed,
chicken houses were damaged, and trees were uprooted. The last damage
noted was just west of Highway 23, where a home and nearby barn
received roof damage.

EF Scale: The enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the 
following categories.

EF0...weak......65 To 85 mph
EF1...weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...violent...>200 mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm