This Spring Is Forecast To Be The Most Active Tornado Season Oklahoma Has Seen In Years

Back in February, Accuweather predicted Oklahoma would be one of four states to be at high risk for severe weather this spring, especially tornadoes. Then in March, Meteorologist David Payne from Oklahoma’s own Channel 9 News, predicted “an active spring for the southern plains especially April and May for Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, more active this year than what it was last year or the year before.”

After Tuesday’s tornado outbreak in the Sooner State, we’re starting to think these guys might be right about their predictions. Keep scrolling for more details.

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Watch this insane footage a drone captured of a tornado on April 30, 2019, near Sulphur, OK.

We all know Oklahoma is well-known for its tornadoes, but did you know that we hold the record for the largest tornado EVER recorded in history? Oklahomans (and the world) remember back to the dreadful day of May 31, 2013, when an EF-3 tornado reared its ugly head in the El Reno area near Oklahoma City. No one thought another big tornado would hit us again so soon, when just 11 days prior, an EF-5 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people and destroying thousands of homes. Click here to watch a video of this massive twister we will never forget.