Forecasters Say Arkansas Has 11th Twister of Year

June 7, 2012

Forecasters say storms that swept the state Sunday and Monday included at least one tornado, which touched down southwest of Carlisle in Lonoke County, Ark.

A storm survey team couldn’t find damage, but photographs taken during the storm indicated it touched down in farm fields near Arkansas Route 13. The tornado was the 11th in Arkansas this year. Last year, more than six dozen twisters hit the state. Back in 1997, Arkansas saw 107 twisters.

John Robinson of the National Weather Service office at North Little Rock said Tuesday that forecasters in Memphis, Tenn., had yet to confirm tornadoes in northeastern Arkansas from Sunday night. Straight-line winds Sunday caused damage at Batesville and Shirley.

Robinson characterized Monday’s Carlisle-area storm as a landspout, which can occur in Arkansas on warm, humid days.

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