Stuttgart, Arkansas Tornado

5/10/08

Tornado in the formative stages near England, Arkansas (just SE of Little Rock).  This storm went on to EF3 status as it slammed into Stuttgart, Arkansas.  Dr. Bon Mills (University of Louisiana at Monroe) and Don Wheeler (Delta Community College/ULM) intercepted this storm just prior to the EF3 forming.  The storm produced tremendous amounts of lightning as well.  The images below are courtesy of the National Weather Service, Little Rock.

Tornadogenesis!

Dr. Bon Mills snapped this shot of the Stuttgart tornado upon initial touchdown just southeast of Humnoke, Arkansas.  Conditions were very dark.

Supercell approaching Stuttgart from the west.  Photo courtesy of G. Chatelain taken by resident of Stuttgart.