A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that rotates while in contact with
both the surface .... A tornado is "a violently rotating column of air, in contact with
the ground, either pen...
The widest tornado ever recorded by the National Weather Service was 2.6 miles
in diameter. It occurred in El Reno, Okla., in 2013. Tornadoes this wide are ...
Learn basic tornado facts and review Missouri's tornado history. ... Tornadoes
can be more than one mile wide and stay on the ground for over 50 miles.
The widest tornado on record, which struck El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31, 2013
was 2.6 miles (4.2 km) wide. The average tornado is 50 to 100 yards wide.
Although tornadoes can occur at any time of the year, most form during the
months .... has ground contact for about six miles, marking a path up to 500 feet
Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide to 50 miles long. In an average
year, 1000 ... When it reaches the ground it is called a tornado. Funnel Cloud
As the storm moves along the ground, this outer ring of rotating winds ... Although
very rare (only about 2% are violent), these extreme tornadoes can last for hours.
.... by winds in excess of 260 mph and a damage path up to 0.75 mi wide.
Jun 29, 1998 ... The most violent tornadoes can produce massive destsruction with wind speeds
of ... The area of rotation, 2-6 miles wide, now extends through much of the storm.
... Once the funnel touches the ground is becomes a tornado.
Depending on the forward movement of the tornado and how strongly the
tornado is interacting with the ground, there can be a wide variety of effects. A
Jun 5, 2013 ... “It's rare to get a mile-wide tornado, but this is as if you put two of the Moore ... “
We went through many years especially, I can recall, back in the '80s ... than 295
mph at several times and locations within 500 feet of the ground ...