GIS and the Arkansas EF-4 Tornado of April 27, 2014
Track: Atmosphere, Climate, and Weather
Authors: Tabitha Clarke, Tabitha Clarke
Meteorologists work with maps every day, but the value of GIS and what the National Weather Service (NWS) does is never more noticeable than during dangerous weather. On April 27, 2014 an EF-4 Tornado ripped through central Arkansas most noticeably impacting the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia. GIS is widely used by the NWS as a means to disseminate Decision Support Services (DSS) to the public and our partners before, during, and after the weather event to help build more resilient communities.