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.
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.
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
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
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
The most powerful tornadoes can rip houses from the ground, throw cars in the
air, ... Shortly before 10 p.m., a warning was issued that a mile-wide tornado was
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 ...
Jun 5, 2013 ... El Reno, Oklahoma tornado on May 31, 2013 is now widest ever recorded in the
U.S. at 2.6 miles (4.2 km) wide, according to the National Weather Service. ...
winds greater than 200 miles per hour. Its path across the ground was 16.2 miles.
... Additionally, multiple vortices can be seen in the data. How wide ...