Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

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LAVACA, Ark. - At 6:23 p.m. CDT on Sunday, the National Weather Service in Tulsa confirmed a fifth Tornado touched down near Lavaca, Arkansas, on Friday, which was classified an EF-1 with winds between 85 and 95 miles per hour. By about 7 p.m., the line of storms had mostly moved on to the Lynchburg and Danville areas, NWS forecaster Anita Silverman said.

In less than a minute, about 6 homes were damaged, several smaller buildings or garages destroyed, a truck was flipped over, and about 50 trees were either uprooted or snapped.

A brief tornado northeast of New Castle on Sunday afternoon was apparently the first to ever hit Craig County.

Some roads were blocked by downed trees and power lines, and traffic lights were either knocked down or destroyed.

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida has confirmed an EF-1 hit Decatur County on Sunday.

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Two of those twisters were ranked EF-2 storms, while six others were confirmed as EF-1 tornadoes, according to survey reports released by the agency's North Little Rock, Tulsa, Shreveport and Jackson offices.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport, LA has had a very busy few days.

No serious injuries were reported in SC. But for the most part, the county fared well during the storm, he said.

But the confirmation of whether it was an actual tornado will come Monday when teams are able to look at the damage on the ground.

Hail reports were less common than damaging wind reports, but hailstones up to the size of tennis balls fell near Hillsville in Carroll County. The Westham gauge is forecast to crest at 12.3 feet early Wednesday morning, just barely above the 12-foot minor flood stage.

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