It’s Tornado Season In Oklahoma, Here’s A Look Back At An Insane Drone Capture Of A 2019 Tornado
It’s that dreaded time of the year here in the Sooner State when we are on high alert for tornadoes. Not only do we have to worry about catching a deadly disease right now, but we also have to be watching for dangerous twisters coming our way. And the worst part is, they are predicting another highly tornadic spring season due to the Gulf of Mexico being abnormally warm. Although tornadoes can be terrifying, they are also very interesting to watch from a distance. Last year on April 30, a drone captured insane footage of a tornado in Sulphur.
Keep scrolling to watch the video captured by Weather Nation.
The tornado stayed on the ground for about 10 minutes and, luckily there were no reports of major storm damage or injuries in the area.
So, what are your predictions for the 2020 tornado season? Do you think we will see an EF-4 or EF-5 in the state?
The National Weather Service recently published a list of noteworthy tornado statistics since 1950 in the state of Oklahoma, including the most tornadoes per county. Click here to see which 6 counties have led the charts with the most tornadoes over the past six decades, along with some other interesting twister facts that will impress any weather buff.
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, another EF-5 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people and destroying thousands of homes.
When the tornado sirens sounded their alarms on that day in May, 2013, no one imagined the record that was about to be broken. The tornado grew to 2.5 miles wide, setting the record for the widest tornado ever recorded in history. Not only was it the widest tornado in history, but it was also responsible for taking the lives of four storm chasers – the first deaths ever recorded in storm chasing history. Click here to witness this record-breaking tornado, from birth to death.