Arkansas Tornado Count for 2013 Rises to 30

Arkansas Tornado Count for 2013 Rises to 30

May 30 twister in Pike County latest one added to the list.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas tornado count for 2013 now stands at 30.

The latest twister added to the list happened during the tornado outbreak on May 30th.

John Robinson, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Little Rock explains in the following email:
Last weekend, a non-NWS meteorologist photographed and mapped tornado damage in Pike County that had occurred during the May 30th outbreak.
 
The meteorologist and his father discovered timber blown down and deer stands knocked over when they went to visit their deer lease. 
 
The EF1 tornado was on the ground for 1.5 miles, traveling from 5 miles southeast of Kirby to 5.2 miles east-southeast of Kirby.
 
The tornado occurred on a timber company's land that is behind locked gates. It's common for NWS storm survey teams to be unable to get into such areas due to the gates. The gates are normally locked to keep people out of others' deer leases and to prevent dumping on the land.

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