20 May 2013

At Least 37 Dead in Catastrophic Tornado In Oklahoma City Metro (Update 1)

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Devastation in Moore (Suburb of OKC). This tornado was 14 years to the month after the May 3, 1999 EF 5. It passed very nearly over the same area.

Below is from NWS Norman:

Track of the 3 May, 1999 and the 20 May 2013 storms. NOAA

Below is the radar image showing  a large “Debris Ball” being picked up by the radar.

Indications from radar is that this may have been an EF 5 and devastation looks as bad as May 99.

Perhaps worse.