Jonesboro tornado rated EF-3

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29 Mar 2020 2:36 PM
The National Weather Service office in Memphis rated Saturday's tornado in Jonesboro, Arkansas as an EF-3, with estimated maximum winds of 140 mph. The rating is preliminary and may be revised over the next few days. This large, damaging tornado produced significant amounts of damage across the city, but miraculously, no fatalities were recorded despite the tornado touching down right in the middle of the city. Twenty-two injuries were reported from the tornado, and two of those required hospitalization. https://twitter.com/TheSunJonesboro/status/1244287008396267520?s=20 Here's a look at the tornado itself as it moved through Jonesboro: https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1244202641745305603?s=20 https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1244098453610942464?s=20 And the damage it caused: https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1244300787607646213?s=20 https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1244282828247814145?s=20 Based on data from the Tornado History Project, this was the strongest tornado to hit Jonesboro since 1997, when an F-3 (on the old Fujita Scale) went through the city. For more on the Jonesboro tornado, read this from Saturday. For more on how tornadoes are rated, meteorologist Shelly Lindblade has more here. For more on the severe weather threat over the next few days, here's more as well. Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the severe weather forecast and throughout severe weather season.
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