Preliminary Report: Two Tornadoes Touched Down In Yell County

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YELL COUNTY (KFSM) – Two tornadoes touched down in Yell County on Monday (May 25), according to a preliminary report from the National Weather Service.

The first tornado was rated an EF-1 with estimated peak winds of 90-95 miles per hour. Its path was 100 yards wide and went on for nearly half a mile, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado touched down 3.5 miles southeast of Ola and ended 3.1 miles southeast of Ola.

The second tornado was also rated an EF-1, but it had estimated peak winds of 105-110 miles per hour, officials said. Its path was 250 yards wide and went on for nearly two miles. The tornado touched down 3.1 miles east-southeast of Ola and ended 3.6 miles east-northeast of Ola, the report states.

Start and end times for the two tornadoes were undetermined at the release of the preliminary report.

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