An Aerial Survey was completed Saturday for the tornadic storm that tracked across West Central and Northern Arkansas Tuesday.
The survey team concluded that the path of the tornado was continuous from Yell County Northeastward into Sharp County.
The record long tornado tracked 123 miles from Atkins through Clinton, then continued on to Mountain View and finally ended at Highland.
The tornado originated 5 miles east southeast of Centerville in Yell county and ended 3.2 miles Northeast of Highland in Sharp County
The February 5th tornado is the longest tornado track since 1950. The tornado has been rated an EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. The winds were between 166-200 miles per hour. The damage path reached a half mile to a mile wide at times.
The Top 5 Track Lengths Since 1950:
1. 02/05/2008 (123 Miles)
2. 02/20/1951 (112 Miles)
3. 04/30/1954 (92.4 Miles)
4. 03/20/1955 (89.4 Miles)
5. 12/24/1982 (63 Miles)
National Weather Service