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NWS: EF-1 tornado hit Johnson County Wednesday morning

The NWS has wrapped up their survey of the Johnson County EF-1 tornado, northwest of Clarksville.
Credit: KFSM

JOHNSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down in Johnson County Wednesday near Harmony and Highway 103 in the foothills of the Boston Mountains.  

Johnson County Sheriff Jimmy Stephens told 5NEWS damages consisted of trees down, damaged roofs and a couple of chicken houses had structural damage. No injuries have been reported from the tornado. 

Debris from the storm was indicated on the radar. Crews are still cleaning the impacted areas. 

Members of the National Weather Service are in Johnson County surveyed the damage Thursday midday.

A survey team found damage near Harmony in Johnson county that is consistent with an EF1 tornado. More information will be forthcoming when the assessment is finished.

Posted by US National Weather Service Little Rock Arkansas on Thursday, March 31, 2022
Credit: KFSM

SURVEY DETAILS

RATING:                 EF1 

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH 

PATH LENGTH:  3.5 MILES 

PATH WIDTH MAXIMUM:   400.0 YARDS 

FATALITIES:             0 

INJURIES:               0

START TIME: 07:47 AM CDT 

START LOCATION: 7 NNE HARTMAN / JOHNSON COUNTY / AR

END TIME: 07:53 AM CDT 

END LOCATION: 7 NNW CLARKSVILLE / JOHNSON COUNTY / AR

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED SOUTHWEST OF THE TOWN OF HARMONY, MOVING NORTHEAST THROUGH TOWN, EVENTUALLY LIFTING NORTHEAST OF HARMONY. MAINLY TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED, WITH TREE LIMBS SNAPPED, UPROOTED, OR TRUNKS SNAPPED. SOME LIGHT ROOF DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED TO SOME STRUCTURES.

This is a developing story. Please continue to follow the 5NEWS Weather Team for the latest updates on Wednesday's severe weather.

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