Update: NWS Releases Storm Survey On Franklin County EF1 Tornado
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has confirmed an EF1 Tornado occurred today, Thursday May 3rd, in Franklin County. The latest information shows the tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Meg, Arkansas from 1:09pm to 1:15pm.
Winds were estimated from 85-95mph. The tornado was on the ground for 9.5 miles and was 500 yards wide.
According to the National Weather Service:
“This tornado developed south of Highway 60 near Grand Prairie Road where trees were damaged. It moved east-northeast uprooting trees and snapping large limbs. The tornado moved northeast from N Bradbury Street to near the Highway 41 and Highway 60 intersection, where trees were uprooted and large limbs snapped. East of Highway 41, the tornado moved east-northeast along and across Highway 288 and Compressor Road, where outbuildings were destroyed, chicken houses were damaged, and trees were uprooted. The last damage noted was just west of Highway 23, where a home and nearby barn received roof damage.”