Violent EF-5 Tornado Causes Catastrophic Damage in Moore, Oklahoma

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:00 PM GMT on May 21, 2013

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A massive and violent tornado 1.3 miles wide smashed through Moore, Oklahoma near 3 pm CDT Monday, causing catastrophic damage along a 17-mile long path. The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma announced that it has found at least one area of EF-5 damage near Briarwood Elementary School, with winds of 200 - 210 mph. Damage was extreme and covered a huge area, and many buildings swept away down to their foundations. The tornado was on the ground for 51 minutes, from 2:45 - 3:36 pm CDT. This averages out to a 20 mph forward speed, and the tornado was initially moving even slower--20 mph. Violent tornadoes typically move considerably faster, sometimes at speeds in excess of 60 mph, and the relatively slow motion of the Moore tornado contributed to the extreme damage by exposing buildings to a longer period of violent winds than usual. A tornado warning for the storm was issued at 2:40 pm CDT, sixteen minutes before it touched down. On average, a tornado warning comes about thirteen minutes before touchdown. A tornado emergency was declared for Moore at 3:01 pm, about twenty minutes before the tornado entered the west side of the city. The debris ball from the tornado, as seen on Doppler radar, expanded to over two miles in diameter, and debris was carried over 100 miles from Moore. The National Weather Service office in Tulsa, Oklahoma reported at 4:13 pm CDT that they were "seeing reports of light tornado debris falling in the Tulsa metro area again this evening, likely from the Moore area." Tulsa is 100 miles east-northeast of Moore.


Figure 1. The Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013. Image credit: WIkipedia.


Figure 2. A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition in Moore, Oklahoma, following a tornado on Monday, May 20, 2013. Photo: Sue Ogrocki, ASSOCIATED PRESS.


Figure 3. Flipped vehicles are piled up outside the heavily damaged Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma, after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013. On the enhanced Fujita Scale, the maximum degree of damage (11), indicating EF-5 winds of 210 mph, is "Significant damage to building envelope" on an institutional building like a hospital or government office. The damage to the Moore Medical Center may qualify as EF-5 damage. Image credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Here is the tornado warning that was issued at 2:40 pm CDT, sixteen minutes before the tornado touched down:

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
240 PM CDT MON MAY 20 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN MCCLAIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
NORTHEASTERN GRADY COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
NORTHERN CLEVELAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 315 PM CDT

* AT 238 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR NEWCASTLE...AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...LARGE DAMAGING HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...NORMAN...MOORE...NEWCASTLE...BRIDGE CREEK AND VALLEY BROOK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.


At 3:01 pm CDT, five minutes after the tornado touched down and about twenty minutes before the tornado hit the west side of Moore, the NWS issued a "Tornado Emergency" advisory:


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
301 PM CDT MON MAY 20 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN MCCLAIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
NORTHERN CLEVELAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 345 PM CDT

* AT 259 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS AND STORM SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO NEAR NEWCASTLE. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR MOORE AND SOUTH OKLAHOMA CITY.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO...LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP TO TENNIS BALL SIZE IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...MIDWEST CITY...MOORE...NEWCASTLE...STANLEY DRAPER LAKE...TINKER AIR FORCE BASE AND VALLEY BROOK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. IF YOU CANNOT GET UNDERGROUND GO TO A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY BUILDING NOW.

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.


Figure 4. The annual number of EF-3 and stronger tornadoes, 1954 - 2012. The greatest number of these dangerous tornadoes was 131 in 1974, the year of the notorious "Super Outbreak." The minimum was just 15, set in 1987. The average is 43 per year. Image credit: NOAA.


Figure 5. Violent EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes make up only 1% of all tornadoes, but account for well over half of all deaths. Image credit: tornadoproject.com.

A very bad tornado in an otherwise quiet year for violent tornadoes
According to NOAA, the U.S. has averaged 43 EF-3 or stronger tornadoes per year during the period 1954 - 2012. With tornado season nearly half over, we are well below the average pace for these most dangerous tornadoes--only nine EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes have been recorded so far in 2013. An average year should have had at least fifteen of these tornadoes by this point in the year. Here are the nine EF-3 and stronger tornadoes so far in 2013:

EF-5, 200 - 210 mph winds, May 20, Moore, Oklahoma. Many deaths and injuries.
EF-4, 166 - 200 mph winds, May 19, Shawnee, Oklahoma. 2 deaths.
EF-4, 180 mph winds, May 15, Granbury, TX. 6 deaths, 24+ injuries.
EF-4, 165 - 185 mph winds, May 18, Rozel, Kansas.
EF-4, 170 mph winds, February 10, Hattiesburg, MS. 0 deaths, 82 injuries,
EF-3, 140 mph winds, May 15, Cleburne, TX. No deaths or injuries.
EF-3, 160 mph winds, January 30, Adairsville, GA. 1 death, 17 injuries, 363 buildings damaged or destroyed.
EF-3, 145 mph winds, April 11, Kemper County, AL. 1 death, 9 injuries.
EF-3, 136 - 165 mph winds, May 19, Luther - Carney, Oklahoma.

Moore tornado likely to be one of the five most damaging tornadoes in history
Moore has the unenviable distinction of having previously experienced the 4th costliest tornado in world history, the notorious May 3, 1999 Bridgecreek-Moore EF-5 tornado. There have been only six billion-dollar (2011 dollars) tornadoes in history:

1) Joplin, Missouri, May 22, 2011, $2.8 billion
2) Topeka, Kansas, June 8, 1966, $1.7 billion
3) Lubbock, Texas, May 11, 19780, $1.5 billion
4) Bridge Creek-Moore, Oklahoma, May 3, 1999, $1.4 billion
5) Xenia, Ohio, April 3, 1974, $1.1 billion
6) Omaha, Nebraska, May 6, 1975, $1 billion

The May 3, 1999 Bridge Creek-Moore tornado killed 36 people and injured 583. It damaged or destroyed 8132 homes, 1041 apartments, 260 businesses, 11 public buildings and seven churches. According to rough estimates of the size of the damaged area made by helicopters operated by news9.com and kfor.com, the damage footprint from the May 20, 2013 tornado is easily twice as large. I expect that after the damage tally from the May 20 tornado is added up, Moore will hold two of the top five spots on the list of most damaging tornadoes in history, and the May 20 tornado may approach the Joplin tornado as the costliest twister of all-time.


Figure 6. Severe weather outlook for Tuesday, May 21, calls for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather over Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and small portions of Southeast Oklahoma and Northwest Louisiana. You can follow today's severe weather outbreak from our Severe Weather page.

Here we go again: Another big severe weather day today in the Midwest
The Moore tornado was the first of twenty tornadoes reported on May 20--the third consecutive day with twenty or more tornadoes in the Midwest. Each of these days had a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather, as advised by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC.) The SPC is calling for a fourth consecutive day with a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather today (Tuesday), with the greatest danger occurring over Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and small portions of Southeast Oklahoma and Northwest Louisiana. Once again, we can expect to see isolated supercells capable of spawning dangerous violent tornadoes during the late afternoon and early evening hours. The severe weather outbreak moves east and will begin to wind down on Wednesday, when only a "Slight Risk" of severe weather is expected over New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, plus northern portions of Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maryland.


Video 1. Remarkable time-lapse sequence of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado on May 20, 2013, taken from a news helicopter.


Video 2. Stormchasers caught the dramatic sounds and sights of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013 as it moved through the city.


Video 3. Video of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013 taken from a smartphone as the tornado moved across an open field.

Jeff Lechus filmed this remarkable video from his car while trying to get to his son. The flying debris near his car was extremely dangerous, and he is lucky he is alive.

Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt discusses the deadliest tornadoes of all time in his April, 2011 post. Since that post, the Joplin, Missouri tornado of May 22, 2011, killed 158 people, making it the 7th deadliest tornado in history.

My post, 2011: Year of the Tornado from December 2011, detailing the remarkable tornado records set in 2011.

I saved a 10-frame animation of the radar reflectivity image from the Moore tornado here.

I greatly appreciate all the valuable links members of the WU community have posted here, and I have used many of them in my posts over the past day. Keep up the great work!

How to help
Portlight Strategies, an organization that supports disaster victims with disabilities, will be working with shelter operators and disability stakeholder organizations in Oklahoma to serve the needs of people with disabilities. Further information and how to offer additional support can be found on their website.

Donations can be made to American Red Cross disaster relief at redcross.org/weather or by texting WEATHER to 90999 to donate $10.

Donations can be made on The Salvation Army's website or by texting STORM to 80888 to donate $10. You can also call to make donations of other monetary amounts at (800) 725-2769.

Jeff Masters

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849. mcmxcii
3:27 PM GMT on May 25, 2013
The Moore Tornado in 2013 created serious destruction similar to Hurricane Andrew in 1992! Andrew's pictures are incredibly like the Moore tornado of this year. The only difference, though, Andrew created $32 billion in destruction across Southern Florida, while the Moore Tornado of 2013 has caused $2 billion to $9 billion in damage. My name is Samantha BTW.
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848. BahaHurican
1:08 AM GMT on May 24, 2013
[ahem]
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847. Barefootontherocks
3:53 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
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846. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:51 PM GMT on May 22, 2013


interesting feature off shore se coast
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845. seminolesfan
3:41 PM GMT on May 22, 2013


HRRR Forecast Radar Composite for 3PM EDT.

Note the stronger storms east of Birmingham,AL.

Also with nice onshore flow at 925mb all the way to the Carolinas seabreeze boundary convection is also noted all along the SEUS coast.
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844. JRRP
3:37 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting wunderkidcayman:


Look like bad storm season for the Caribbean in JJA

yeah
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843. hydrus
3:25 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Nine Year Microwave Sky

The detailed, all-sky picture of the infant universe created from nine years of WMAP data. The image reveals 13.77 billion year old temperature fluctuations (shown as color differences) that correspond to the seeds that grew to become the galaxies. The signal from our galaxy was subtracted using the multi-frequency data. This image shows a temperature range of ± 200 microKelvin.

Credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team..While were at it............The ultimate fate of an expanding universe depends on the matter density ΩM and the dark energy density ΩΛ.
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842. opal92nwf
3:23 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
I really hope this comes to the Panhandle. We haven't gotten rain for like a week and a half! Things are getting fried already.
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841. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:22 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
840. Torito
3:22 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
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839. Luisport
3:19 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
CME (2013-05-22 08:42:31 - 2013-05-22 11:41:55 UTC) Link
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838. Bluestorm5
3:18 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
So... y'all remembered that Moore tornado was first reported as 2-mile wide tornado on news, right? That was because meteorologists tracking the storm said the debris ball on radar was 2 to 2.5 miles wide. Tornado end up being 1.3 mile wide (still a wide tornado). The reason for the debris ball being so wide on radar is that there were many debris flying around the main tornado rotation, making it look so wide on radar.

Also, I saw a comment that someone claimed that Moore tornado is the widest on record. Actually the truth is... Moore tornado is only half as wide as the widest tornado ever which came on this date 9 years ago today. On May 22, 2004, a tornado was born out an outbreak in Nebraska. F4 tornado then hit the town of Hallam, Nebraska around 8 pm at night. Tornado was at the widest point over Hallam at 2.5 miles wide.



Another famous wide tornado is EF5 that hit Greensburg, Kansas. That tornado was so wide that it was wider than the town itself and the whole town was destroyed. That tornado was 1.7 mile wide.
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837. hurricanes2018
3:17 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
the three big highs!! hot weather coiming sooon.
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836. Luisport
3:14 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Added 05/22/2013 @ 14:50 UTC
M7.3 Flare Around 1745
A slow eruption peaking at M7.3 around Sunspot 1745 on Wednesday morning produced a bright Coronal Mass Ejection.. This is the second CME of the morning, however this one could have somewhat of an Earth directed component. I will provide further updates as the day goes on. Stay Tuned for more information.
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835. hurricanes2018
3:13 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Oklahoma Tornado Recovery, Severe Weather Threat Moves East

Recovery efforts continue in Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, after Monday's devastating tornado. Meanwhile, a slight risk of severe weather continues for areas of the Lower Great Lakes and the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Severe storms may form damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few isolated tornadoes.
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834. Torito
3:13 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting hydrus:
Animated version of the lead isotope isochron that Clair Patterson used to determine the age of the solar system and Earth (Patterson, C., 1956, Age of meteorites and the earth: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 10: 230-237). The animation shows progressive growth over 4550 million years (Myr) of the lead isotope ratios for two stony meteorites (Nuevo Laredo and Forest City) from initial lead isotope ratios matching those of the Canyon Diablo iron meteorite.
Date 1 June 2008Fragment of the Canyon Diablo iron meteorite.Barringer Crater, Arizona where the Canyon Diablo meteorite was found.


See post 831, The link on there is really interesting, and has to do with your chart with isotopes.
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833. hydrus
3:11 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting Torito:
The age of earth is 4.54 billion years, since no one can make up their mind.
Animated version of the lead isotope isochron that Clair Patterson used to determine the age of the solar system and Earth (Patterson, C., 1956, Age of meteorites and the earth: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 10: 230-237). The animation shows progressive growth over 4550 million years (Myr) of the lead isotope ratios for two stony meteorites (Nuevo Laredo and Forest City) from initial lead isotope ratios matching those of the Canyon Diablo iron meteorite.
Date 1 June 2008Fragment of the Canyon Diablo iron meteorite.Barringer Crater, Arizona where the Canyon Diablo meteorite was found.
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832. oracle28
3:09 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting FunnelVortex:


Dont you mean five billion?


I said "at least".

Earth age > 5000 years

5 billion years is in that range.
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831. Torito
3:09 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Earth: Older Than You Think.

Quote from it:

The "best" age for the Earth is based on the time required for the lead isotopes in four very old lead ores (galena) to have evolved from the composition of lead at the time the Solar System formed, as recorded in the Canyon Diablo iron meteorite. This "model lead age" is 4.54 billion years.
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830. Patrap
3:08 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Tornado Central

PHOTOS: Monster Tornado Tears Through Oklahoma
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829. FunnelVortex
3:07 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting Bluestorm5:
Let's hope Levi doesn't fall in love with severe weather so quickly and take a career in severe weather meteorology, haha ;) My first love of meteorology was hurricanes, but I grew to love severe weather meteorology while growing up in Missouri. I'm sure he'll have hard few days of internship in Norman as NWS Norman is still sorting out Moore tornado and need many hands on deck to help out.


The constant lightning-producing supercells is a big step from the low-topped storms that produce occasional rumbles of thunder he is used to.
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828. FunnelVortex
3:06 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting Torito:
The age of earth is 4.54 billion years, since no one can make up their mind.


Somewhere around 4-6 billion years for sure.
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827. MahFL
3:05 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting FunnelVortex:


Really? What exactly will his job be?


Intern = Gofor, lol.
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826. Bluestorm5
3:05 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting AtHomeInTX:


He has a summer internship at the NWS in Norman.
Let's hope Levi doesn't fall in love with severe weather so quickly and take a career in severe weather meteorology, haha ;) My first love of meteorology was hurricanes, but I grew to love severe weather meteorology while growing up in Missouri. I'm sure he'll have hard few days of internship in Norman as NWS Norman is still sorting out Moore tornado and need many hands on deck to help out.
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825. Torito
3:04 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
The age of earth is 4.54 billion years, since no one can make up their mind, and i happen to know this fact. xD
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824. AETHOMAS
3:04 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting seminolesfan:


Anyone care for a full Irish?
Quoting Grothar:
Since most of you missed breakfast, I thought we would have a little Bayou Brunch. It is more civilized anyway. Now don't make little pigs of yourselves. I know how you can be.



OMG guys. That is making my mouth water. :P" yum. :D
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823. Luisport
3:04 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting Luisport:
Russian Market%u200F@russian_market6 min
Bloggers report on heavy hurricane that has just hit Russian city of Efremov, 300 km from Moscow. Linkrussian_marketRussian Market 6 m

Russian city of Efremov after #hurricane Link
THIS IS REALLY CRAZY!
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822. FunnelVortex
3:02 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting oracle28:


3 hrs old?

Wrong! Earth is at least 5000 years old.


Dont you mean five billion?
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821. seminolesfan
3:00 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting FunnelVortex:


Really? What exactly will his job be?

I would imagine shadowing forecasters in their day to day, some minor classroom type meetings, and general learning and stuff. :)
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820. hydrus
3:00 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting oracle28:


3 hrs old?

Wrong! Earth is at least 5000 years old.
lol
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819. RitaEvac
2:59 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting AtHomeInTX:


He has a summer internship at the NWS in Norman.


Well he might as well drive on down I-45 to Galveston to see the GOM and feel how warm the water is. He'd freak. It's not blue and the sand isn't white but at least get an idea of what it's like way down here compared to Alaska.
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818. oracle28
2:58 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


3 hrs old


3 hrs old?

Wrong! Earth is at least 5000 years old.
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817. FunnelVortex
2:56 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting AtHomeInTX:


He has a summer internship at the NWS in Norman.


Really? What exactly will his job be?
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816. Luisport
2:56 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting Luisport:
TORNADO IN RUSSIA!!! Link
Russian Market%u200F@russian_market6 min
Bloggers report on heavy hurricane that has just hit Russian city of Efremov, 300 km from Moscow. Linkrussian_marketRussian Market 6 m

Russian city of Efremov after #hurricane Link
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815. AtHomeInTX
2:55 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting FunnelVortex:


Where exactly is Levi going?


He has a summer internship at the NWS in Norman.
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814. FtMyersgal
2:52 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting AussieStorm:
Brrrrr I'm going to bed early. It's cold and it's also raining outside, my bed is nice and warm, also my wife is in there too.

Goodnight all


Good night Aussie!! :)
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813. FunnelVortex
2:51 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting AtHomeInTX:



Yep :)

Levi
Finally made it to Norman and got a few hours of sleep. Day 1 is about to begin!


Where exactly is Levi going?
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812. Grothar
2:50 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting seminolesfan:


Anyone care for a full Irish?


Maybe a couple of bangers.
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811. Luisport
2:48 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
TORNADO IN RUSSIA!!! Link
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810. whitewabit (Mod)
2:48 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Peoria, Illinois (Airport)

Updated: 27 min 56 sec ago


Light Rain
59 °F

Light Rain Mist


Humidity: 90%
Dew Point: 56 °F
Wind: 7 mph from the WNW


Pressure: 29.70 in (Rising)
Visibility: 6.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Pollen: 5.90 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds:
Scattered Clouds 2000 ft

Mostly Cloudy 3700 ft

Overcast 6500 ft

(Above Ground Level)

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809. AtHomeInTX
2:47 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting PTXer:
Anyone know if Levi made it to Oklahoma last night?



Yep :)

Levi
Finally made it to Norman and got a few hours of sleep. Day 1 is about to begin!
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808. Patrap
2:47 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting PTXer:
Anyone know if Levi made it to Oklahoma last night?


Levi
Finally made it to Norman and got a few hours of sleep. Day 1 is about to begin!
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807. AussieStorm
2:45 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Brrrrr I'm going to bed early. It's cold and it's also raining outside, my bed is nice and warm, also my wife is in there too.

Goodnight all
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806. whitewabit (Mod)
2:45 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting SouthernIllinois:
Beginning to clear out now in Southern Illinois.


Getting a shower here in Washington ..
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805. PTXer
2:45 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Anyone know if Levi made it to Oklahoma last night?
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804. EricSpittle
2:44 PM GMT on May 22, 2013

Quoting Grothar:


We live in Fort Lauderdale, but we have a home in Northern Bradford county in Pennsylvania on the New York Border about 30 miles due west of Binghamton.
Neat to know there's someone on here that is near me at least some of the time. Beautiful area out there in Bradford. The company I work for does a lot of work out that way.
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803. Patrap
2:44 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
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802. Neapolitan
2:43 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting SouthernIllinois:
Beginning to clear out now in Southern Illinois.
All the better for this to be set up:

cpc
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801. wunderkidcayman
2:43 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Quoting JRRP:



Look like bad storm season for the Caribbean in JJA
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800. AussieStorm
2:42 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
Hey Pat, welcome back to the blog. Your images and links have been missed.
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799. Patrap
2:42 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
916
WFUS54 KLIX 221434
TORLIX
LAC057-109-221500-
/O.NEW.KLIX.TO.W.0049.130522T1434Z-130522T1500Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
934 AM CDT WED MAY 22 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL LAFOURCHE PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
NORTH CENTRAL TERREBONNE PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HOUMA...

* UNTIL 1000 AM CDT

* AT 932 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR BAYOU
CANE...OR NEAR HOUMA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
RACELAND...MATHEWS AND LOCKPORT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER
PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
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LAT...LON 2982 9055 2963 9042 2949 9075 2965 9085
TIME...MOT...LOC 1434Z 241DEG 14KT 2962 9071



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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

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