Special Weather Statement for Hempstead County

A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northwestern Little River, North Central Hempstead, Sevier and Eastern Howard Counties through 1130 AM CDT…

At 1041 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Winthrop, or near Horatio, moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 mph and penny size hail.
SOURCE…Radar indicated.
IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is

Locations impacted include…
De Queen, Nashville, Mineral Springs, Dierks, Horatio, Foreman,
Lockesburg, Winthrop, Ben Lomond, Corinth, Arkinda, Center Point, Oak
Grove, Silver Ridge, Geneva, Central, Muddy Fork, Lebanon, Provo and
West Line.


If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 500 PM CDT for southwestern Arkansas.

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