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National Weather Service confirms state's first tornado of 2014

posted: 04/14/2014 3:53 p.m. Discuss

The National Weather Service in Tulsa confirmed that an EF1 tornado swept through Franklin County on Sunday night.

False photos cloud social media storm reporting, weather service finds

posted: 04/14/2014 1:48 p.m. Comments 14

As heavy rain fed flash floods in parts of Arkansas on Sunday night, Twitter user @EvanCaddy posted a photo of a flooded Wal-Mart parking lot with an unfortunate pickup listing at a downward angle in water nearly up to its driver's side window.

Storms knock out power to thousands, bring damage to parts of state

updated: 04/14/2014 12:42 p.m. Discuss

More than 6,000 Entergy Arkansas customers were without electricity Monday after strong storms moved through the state, downing trees and power lines and causing flash floods.

Freezing temperatures to blanket much of state

posted: 04/14/2014 10:16 a.m. Comments 6

It's been spring for more than three weeks, but winterlike temperatures are returning to a large swath of Arkansas beginning tonight.

Flash flood warning issued as heavy rain moves through state

updated: 04/13/2014 8:12 p.m. Discuss

John Robinson, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock, said Sunday an increase in thunderstorms will occur throughout the day.

Weather service: Storms possible in state Friday, Sunday

posted: 04/10/2014 3:28 p.m. Discuss

Scattered thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, are expected this weekend as two cold fronts push through the state Friday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Little Rock.

Storms cut electricity to 10,000

posted: 04/09/2014 4:20 a.m. Comment 1

Scattered storms that popped up across the southern half of the state Tuesday knocked power out to nearly 10,000 people and toppled trees, meteorologists at the National Weather Service in North Little Rock said.

Storms slap state; Camden hit hard

posted: 04/05/2014 3:54 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A spring storm system raked Arkansas late Thursday and early Friday, dumping large hail in the north, and producing damaging winds and heavy rain in the south that hammered Camden and knocked power out to more than 50,000 customers.

Thousands in dark after severe storms move through

updated: 04/04/2014 10:25 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Thousands of Arkansans are without electricity Friday morning after a series of strong storms moved through overnight, taking out power lines, knocking down trees and dropping large hail in different parts of the state.

Camden high school significantly damaged in overnight storm

updated: 04/04/2014 9:53 a.m. Gallery Discuss

CAMDEN — As Johnny Embry pulled into the front parking lot of Camden Fairview High School early Friday morning, he first thought the school had dodged heavy damage in a strong overnight storm.

Tornado watch issued for much of state ahead of storms

updated: 04/03/2014 5 p.m. Comments 3

5 p.m.: The tornado watch issued Thursday morning for the majority of western and central Arkansas has been replaced with another watch that runs until midnight. Counties in the southwest corner of the state are under a tornado watch until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Weather prime for storming

posted: 04/03/2014 4:57 a.m. Discuss

Damaging wind, hail and heavy rain are expected today, along with the possibility of tornadoes, as a strong storm system moves through the state, National Weather Service meteorologists said Wednesday.

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