Tornadoes from Oklahoma is recognized record in several categories

June 5, 2013. U.S. national weather bureau has reported some interesting details about tornado was flown to Oklahoma City at the end of last week. As the analysis of tornado power, it can be classified as EF5 tornado on the evaluation system adopted in the United States and Canada in 2007, and based on the strength of the wind and the scale of destruction.

That is, the Friday tornado received the highest category in the system, which is absolutely true, because the wind speed has reached 472 in km / h In this case, it is worth noting that the category EF5 tornado rank even those whose speed is 320 km / h Oklahoma tornadoes surely surpassed the allowable parameters and almost managed to set a new world record, set in 1999 in the same state, do not get to it is only 8 km / h

Another interesting fact was that and how wide tornado hit. Turns out, he was able to increase the power of up to 4.2 km in diameter. Tornado with these parameters in the world still has not happened, and the previous record holder in 2004 rose to 3.84 km in breadth. During the movement of the earth hopper could expand from 1.6 to 4.2 km in just 30-second period of rotation. To imagine how huge was a tornado, you can compare it with the New York Manhattan, which in its widest part near 14th Street is 3.68 miles.

As for the casualties and the extent of destruction, there is, fortunately, the May tornado will not get any awards, but 19 died — a very sad statistic. Among them, ironically, there were three hunters for tornadoes.


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