New Year’s Eve tornado slams northwest Arkansas, killing three
Friday, December 31, 2010
Three are dead after a tornado hit Cincinnati, a small town in Arkansas, about three miles from Oklahoma’s border. Around 6:00 local time, on Friday, the system, fed by warm winter air, caused several injuries, damaging the power grid.
Josh Howerton, the’s sheriff’s dispatcher, stated that the storm touched down near the town’s center. "Lots of injuries" were reported. A tornado warning for Cincinnati and nearby towns was issued by the weather center nine minutes before the storm struck.
"Any time you have a significant change in air mass there is going to be unsettled weather marking the two different air masses," said Joe Sellers, a meteorologist from thein Oklahoma.
- Kelly P. Kissel (AP). "3 dead after tornado hits NW Ark on New Year's Eve" — , 31 December 2010
- BBC News. "Tornado kills three in small Arkansas town" — , 31 December 2010