NWS confirms 5 EF-1 tornadoes in Arkansas

NWS confirms 5 EF-1 tornadoes in Arkansas
The National Weather Service will initiate a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m. (Generic picture - Source: Pixabay)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Strong storms moved through the Natural State on Saturday spawning damaging tornadoes.

According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, five EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Northwest Arkansas between 1:59 and 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

These is a look at the tornadoes reported after Saturday's storms.
These is a look at the tornadoes reported after Saturday's storms. (Source: KAIT)

A survey confirmed the first tornado hit just before 2 p.m. in Fort Smith, uprooting several trees, damaging homes and snapping power poles.

Almost simultaneously, another tornado touched down about 30 miles away in Greenwood, causing similar damage.

Around 2:04 p.m., another tornado was reported near Ozark Lake just outside of Fort Smith.

After surveying uprooted trees and damaged homes, the NWS confirmed a 4th tornado touched down around 2:10 p.m. in Charleston.

A fifth twister hit the small town of Mulberry around 2:25 p.m.

The National Weather Service reported no injuries during these tornadoes.

Things were much calmer in the northeast side of the state.

Places like Randolph County saw strong winds and Jason Hampton captured the moment winds caused what he called a “dustnado.”

Hampton also took pictures of some limbs the strong winds brought down on Saturday.

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