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National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado between Washington & Madison Counties

The NWS says a mobile home was destroyed in the storm and that trees were snapped and uprooted.
Credit: KFSM

WINSLOW, Ark. — The Tulsa branch of the National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down 6 miles east of Winslow in Washington County Friday, Oct. 15, morning. 

The NWS says a mobile home was destroyed in the storm and that trees were snapped and uprooted. 

Here is the official report from the NWS:

RATING:                 EF1 

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH 

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.8 MILES 

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   500 YARDS 

FATALITIES:             0 INJURIES:               0
START DATE: 10/15/2021 START TIME: 05:22 AM CDT 

START LOCATION: 4 SSE WYOLA / WASHINGTON COUNTY / AR START LAT/LON: 35.807 / -94.029
END DATE: 10/15/2021 END TIME: 05:34 AM CDT 

END LOCATION: 3.1 W COMBS / MADISON COUNTY / AR END LAT/LON: 35.826 / -93.892


SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED EAST OF WINSLOW, JUST TO THE WEST OF WINFREY VALLEY ROAD, WHERE A BARN WAS DAMAGED, A FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED, AND LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO MOVED JUST NORTH OF EAST ALONG SUNSET ROAD WHERE A MOBILE HOME WAS DAMAGED, A CHICKEN HOUSE WAS DESTROYED, AND TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED ACROSS WOODED TERRAIN THAT WAS INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD TO THE WASHINGTON/MADISON COUNTY LINE. TREES WERE UPROOTED ON THE 4035 ROAD AND AR-295. TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED ACROSS DELANEY CREEK ROAD AND THE 4145 ROAD, BEFORE THE TORNADO DISSIPATED TO THE WEST OF HIGHWAY 16.

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