Ask the Meteorologist: Tornado Size

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How big can a tornado get?  How can you tell a tornado is on its way?” Kristapher Kinzel, Medford Pretty big! The largest tornado on record touched down on May 31, 2013 just south of El Reno, Oklahoma.  At its widest, the base of the tornado measured 2.6 miles across.  To put that … Continue reading »

Ingredients of the Moore, OK Tornado

After the devastating EF-5 Oklahoman tornado tore through the town of Moore, many are wondering what exactly allowed for a storm of this nature to develop. Just a day before, the Oklahoma City area was targeted with numerous tornado touch downs. The peak estimated wind speeds were 200-210 mph.  The width of the twister was … Continue reading »