Although spring storms leave quite an impression on the Arkansas imagination, the National Weather Service reports that the state typically experiences a secondary severe weather season in the fall or early winter -- two years out of every three.AutoProperty
In 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2014, tornadoes were most prevalent across the state in the fall. Tornadoes commonly come from supercell storms: storms with updrafts of rising air that slowly rotate. But only 20% of supercell storms create tornadoes.
More commonly, supercell thunderstorms create high winds -- and hailstones.
When hail falls and Arkansans want to tell their social media world about it, these are the terms recommended by the National Weather Service...