The months of March and April can be quite dynamic in the world of weather for those of us who live in what's known as the Gulf South. The seasonal change from winter weather patterns to warmer weather patterns is often quite explosive when cold air systems meet up with warm moist air from the Gulf.


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Fortunately, there were no fatalities reported with this storm. However, some 22 people were injured and countless businesses and homes were damaged in the storm. An early assessment by the National Weather Service office in Memphis suggested that the storm that hit Jonesboro was an EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. If this assessment holds that means the storm hit the town with winds in excess of 140 miles per hour.