Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Deadly El Reno, Okla. tornado was widest ever measured on Earth, had nearly 300 mph winds

The tornado that killed 18 people, including 4 storm chasers, west of Oklahoma City Friday was wider than any tornado ever observed or surveyed according to the National Weather Service and leading tornado researcher, Howard Bluestein.

The massive [EF-5] El Reno, Okla. twister reached an unthinkable maximum width of 2.6 miles.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/06/04/deadly-el-reno-okla-tornado-was-widest-ever-measured-on-earth-had-nearly-300-mph-winds/

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