The El Reno tornado achieved a status that changed the way chasing is conducted. The widest tornado in history, this tornado exhibited behaviour rarely witnessed by chasers. It developed as a fairly large tornado and changed direction along its initial path, increased in speed and also doubled in size in about 30 seconds! Consequently, and unfortunately, it achieved a status of being the first known tornado where chasers were killed as a direct result of the tornado. More startling was that the chasers were very experienced - one veteran of the order of 30 years experience - Tim Samaras. It is quoted that had this tornado hit Oklahoma City just to its east, it would have caused destruction on biblical proportions!
Tweet Vote on HN Had to get out there – almost was not able to! Planned to re-fuel and have […]
Tweet Vote on HN Quakers Hill and Schofields Hailstorm 26th September 2018 With the axis of an upper trough to […]
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Tweet Vote on HN Congratulations to WIlloughby’s crew for that insane tornado. I am a little embarrassed to post these […]