This list was compiled by meteorologist John Robinson from the Little Rock NWS office. That youtube clip is a sobering reminder of the Mena, AR devastation. Remember, severe weather season is just a few months away!
The tornado count for 2009 stands at 44. Normal for the year is 26! There were 4 tornado fatalities all from the Mena, AR storm.
46 people were injured by tornadoes during the year.
The maximum thunderstorm wind was 103 mph at the Corning Airport in Clay county. There were 13 injuries from severe thunderstorms.
The maximum hail size was 4 inches (softball size) at Hackett in Sebastian county on June 12th.
There were 5 lightning injuries for the year.
Flash floods took 4 lives and caused 7 injuries for the year.