At Least 2 Tornadoes Confirmed in Arkansas After Monday Morning’s Severe Storms

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At least two tornadoes have been confirmed in Arkansas as a result of Monday morning’s severe storms. 

The National Weather Service in Memphis has confirmed an EF-1 tornado, with winds raging between 86-110 mph, touched down in Tyronza, AR Monday morning. A survey team on site in southeast Poinsett County analyzed storm damage in the area.

Meanwhile, a storm survey crew deployed by the National Weather Service in Tulsa confirmed tornado damage in Benton County near Siloam Springs, AR. A rating of the tornado has not been disclosed as the survey crew is still analyzing whether there were multiple tornadoes in the area.

The addition of these two confirmed tornadoes in the Natural State Sunday night into Monday morning makes the tornado count 30 in Arkansas for 2019.

There were about 50 storm reports across the state late Sunday night into Monday morning as a result of two waves of severe storms ahead of a cold front. 27 storm reports were accounted for in central Arkansas alone.

The majority of the reports were in association with strong winds that lead to trees and power lines coming down. At one point, about 42,000 people were without power across the state.

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