31st May 2013 El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The above feature photo was captured by Tim Marshall. Provided with permission. This historic Tornado happened six years ago today.

The maximum width of the Tornado was two point six miles wide!

On the 31st May 2013, a powerful, long-track Tornado developed southwest of El Reno, Oklahoma (OK). This remarkably wide Tornado took a difficult path, changing in both speed and direction rapidly.

You can find out more about the Tornado’s movement on a minute-by-minute basis here.

The Tornado damaged many homes as well as a few businesses near El Reno, OK. Furthermore, significant sub-vortices destroyed crops in a number of fields in the area. Eight people were killed in the Tornado, all in vehicles…

…This included three severe storm researchers who were killed east of U.S. Highway 81 as the Tornado overtook their position. We will have an article on those incredibly talented and well-respected researchers coming out later tonight.

Additionally, a number of people were killed whilst attempting to escape the Tornado near U.S. Highway 81. Finally, two people were killed along 1-40 while waiting for the Tornado to pass. Suffice to say the monetary damages were estimated.

It’s safe to suggest this Tornado was well “sampled” by two separate mobile research radar teams – bullet point listed below.

  • University of Oklahoma’s RaXPol radar
  • Center for Severe Weather Research’s Doppler on Wheels

Both radars captured measured winds in the Tornado of more than two hundred miles per hour.

The RaXPol radar data shows winds of at least two hundred and ninety five miles per hour very close to the surface. The intense winds were present in a very small sub-vortices within the larger Tornado circulation.

An analysis of the high resolution radar data combined with the results of the ground damage survey illustrates that none of these intense sub-vortices impacted any structures. Despite the measured wind speeds…

…Surveyors could not find any damage that would support a rating higher than EF-3 based upon the damage indicators used with the EF scale. The maximum Tornado width was two point six miles.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this Tornado a detailed introduction. Now you’ve read about it…

…In the videos below, relive the EF-3 El Reno, OK Tornado that struck on the 31st May 2013.

Unbelievable video still! Tornado obliterates the outbuildings of a farm southwest of Tipton, Kansas

Full credit goes to Skip Talbot, who captured the moment. Once the actual video is released, we will definitely make sure to post it.

The incredible video still below shows a Tornado obliterating the outbuildings of a farm southwest of Tipton, Kansas.

Video still credit: Skip Talbot

It can be assumed the video still was captured by Skip Talbot during the editing process of the actual video. Find more video stills from the day below.

The Tipton, Kansas Tornado struck this past Tuesday, 28th May. Videos of the Tornado can be found below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Kansas here.

Large Tornado captured on camera in Los Ángeles, Chile

This has been considered a rare event, due to the climate in the region.  A large Tornado has been captured on camera in Los Ángeles, Chile – watch in the videos below. 

It’s unclear at this time who captured these videos. However, what we do know is that David Venegas Urrutia posted the above videos on his Facebook account. 

Find more videos of the Tornado below.

Here’s a little background on the event: The Tornado struck exactly at the time of children leaving school and adults going to work – late afternoon.

Heavy rain and hail occured, way before the Tornado struck. There was no Tornado alert whatsoever. 

The phenomenon is rare in this territory simply because of the colder climate and desert areas.

The Tornado caused significant damage in the area – see in the photo gallery below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck in different countries around the world here.

Beautiful shots! Photogenic Tornado captured on camera in central Italy

Mamma Mia that’s a beautiful nader!

A photogenic Tornado has been captured in central Italy – Montalto Di Castro, Viterbo province, north of Lazio – see in the photos below.

The photos were captured and edited by Sabrimirko Nardo Di Maio on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 29th May.

However, Tornado in Italia posted the photos on their official Facebook account. We highly urge you to check out Tornado in Italia – content produced is exceptional.

Find more of our articles on that Tornadoes that have touched down in Italy here.

Breathtaking drone video of violent Canton, Texas Tornado

The above feature photo is a screen grab whilst watching WXChasing’s video.

Mic drop Brandon Clement of WXChasing! In the footage below, watch breathtaking drone video of the violent Canton, Texas Tornado.

The video was captured by Brandon Clement of WXChasing on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 29th May.

Clement posted the video on the official WXChasing Facebook page. Below find the cropped 4K version of the above video.

Find more videos of the Tornado below.

RELATED: Drone-tastic! Brandon Clement is taking storm chasing to new heights

Videos and photos of damage caused by this Tornado will be posted in due course.

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Awwww! Storm chaser proposes as Tornado photobombs proposal photo

When I think of the future, I’d like to go chasing with you forever!

A storm chasing couple are celebrating following their engagement after Joey Krastel popped the question as a Tornado done its thing in the background.

Photo credit: Joey Krastel

Krastel posted the beautiful photo (see below) of the proposal to his boyfriend on Twitter with the following caption, “the two loves of my life”.

Suffice to say Krastel was referring to his fiancé and the Tornado. We love everything about this!

It’s unclear whether Krastel’s boyfriend said yes to the proposal, however we’ve got a sneaky feeling he did!

The post has been like almost six thousand one hundred and forty seven times, it’s been retweeted almost four hundred and fifty five times.

The comment section is just full of love! Check out some of the congratulatory tweets below.

Two Silver Lining Tour group vehicles were rolled after being hit by rain-wrapped satellite Tornado in Kansas

Update #4: It has been reported that twelve people were injured in this accident – according to WIBW’s article.

“The Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office told 13 NEWS deputies responded to the wreck in the 500 block of E550 Road. Twelve people on the buses were reportedly injured and taken to local hospitals for treatment.”

Update #3: Roger Hill’s (SLT CEO) wife, Caryn (SLT CEO) has released a statement in regards to the incident – read in full below.

” Thank you to EVERYONE that has reached out to Roger, our SLT Crew, our SLT Guests and to myself after Tuesday’s incident.

Our chaser community can be so very supportive of each other but it can also be full of UNNECESSARY and UNNEEDED drama.

I would wish what happened to us upon NO ONE else. But it sure is disappointing to read and hear of those that laughed at our situation or pointed fingers when they are clueless as to how we handled the situation at the time.

What we do does carry a certain level of risk but NOT AT ANY TIME do we INTENTIONALLY put ourselves, our guests or anyone else in the immediate chase area in danger.

For those that have toured with us, you will know how the “drill Sargent” comes out in Roger or how I let the F bomb fly when we both mean, “move it now!!!” We are VERY safety conscience and will remain to be that way.

Yes, our tours are and will continue for years to come. I’ve been bucked many horses before and the only thing to do is to get right back on.”

Update #2: Another photo has emerged of one the vehicles has emerged online via Tim Marshall – see below.

Photo credit: Tim Marshall

Update: Connor McCarty, who was involved the incident, has posted the following on his Facebook account.

Screen grab credit: Tornado Videos

Original Post: We’re just glad that everyone is safe <3 These things can’t predicted.

Two Silver Lining Tour (SLT) group vehicles were rolled after being hit by a rain-wrapped satellite Tornado in Kansas – Lawrence, Kansas to be precise.

ICYW: Silver Lining Tour is a storm chasing tour company. You can find out more here.

A statement which was released around thirty minutes ago on SLT’s official Facebook account can be read in full below:

“As many of you are aware, we had a very unfortunate incident happen last night. While chasing the Lawrence, KS tornadic supercell, we were hit with a rain wrapped satellite tornado 2 miles southeast of the parent circulation.

Two vans were rolled resulting in a few minor injuries. If you understand severe weather you will know these satellite tornadoes cannot be predicted. Keeping that in mind, we kept ourselves 2 miles southeast of the main circulation that hadn’t formed a tornado yet.

We could see the wall cloud off to our northwest and decided to drop back south to highway 59 where we were going to continue our chase east. One mile south of where we turned around is where we encountered the rain wrapped satellite.

Two of our vans were not affected. With any luck at all and if there had been any more space in between the vans, there wouldn’t be a need to write this today as the small tornado would have passed in between us.

Roger and Caryn GREATLY appreciate the outpouring of private messages and phone calls. We still do consider ourselves careful chasers as our safety record proves that. Let this serve to ALL chasers as a reminder that it CAN happen to you. STAY SAFE!!!”

The story was first brought to our attention by Rob Petitt, who posted the following on his Facebook account.

Should anymore information regarding this incident arise, we will post it.

Monster Tornado captured on camera near Kearney, Missouri

Three words needed… FINGER OF GOD!

A monster Tornado has been captured on camera near the city of Kearney, Missouri – watch in the videos.

The videos above were captured by William Lee Spicer on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 28th May. Spicer posted the videos on his Facebook account.

Find more videos and photos of the Tornado below.

Photo credit: Tina Wright
Photo credit: Patty Kitchen

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Missouri here.

Incredible video of yesterday’s Waldo, Kansas Tornado

You can definitely head bob to Van Halen’s song, ‘Human’s Being’, watching this video.

1This spinner certainly went through the stages! Watch incredible video of yesterday’s Waldo, Kansas Tornado below.

1: Skinny to stoutly to fatty!

The video was captured by Gage Shaw on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 28th May. However, Live Storms Media posted the video on their official YouTube account.

Watch more video of the above mentioned Tornado below.

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Violent rain-wrapped Tornado captured on camera in Lawrence, Kansas

This is the Tornado that went onto cause significant damage in Linwood, Kansas.

A violent rain-wrapped Tornado has been captured on camera in Lawrence, Kansas – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Gerard Jebaily on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, May 28th.

However WFLA’s news anchor, Josh Benson posted the video on his official Facebook page. Find more videos of the Tornado below.

Even though the Tornado passed south of the city, it still caused extensive damage to property on the outskirts of Lawrence – photo gallery/video of damage can be found below.

RELATED: At least 12 injured, widespread damage reported after tornado hits Lawrence, Linwood

Rocket with weather sensor launched into wedge Tornado

Dorothy, she’s flying baby! Look at that! Knowing Reed and the type of guy he is! He’s going to be on Cloud nine!

Team Dominator DOMINATED! In the videos below, watch the moment a rocket with a weather sensor (attached) is launched into a wedge Tornado.

The following video was then posted after the above ones, shows one of the team receiving meteorological data from the sensor inside the Tornado1.

Preliminary data indicates that the Tornado lofted the rocket sensor ten thousand meters or thirty thousand feet in a matter of minutes.

We’re not going to explain anymore, just enjoy the excitement that’s within The Dominator.

1: The Tornado in question is that of the one that struck Lawrence, Linwood, Kansas – the probe was launched just south of Lawrence.  

How did the team celebrate after a successful day you ask? They went to Applebee’s! Great choice!

Photo credit: @ChasinSpin

We’ve covered the Linwood, Kansas Tornado, we will be producing an article on the Lawrence, Kansas Tornado in due course.

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Violent rain-wrapped Tornado rips through Linwood, Kansas: Significant damage reported

The above featured photo is a screen grab taken whilst watching KMBC’s relating stream – the Tornado’s location in the photo above was north of Linwood.

A violent rain-wrapped Tornado ripped through Linwood, Kansas last night, leveling homes and other buildings.

Thankfully, no one was killed, however minor injuries are being reported.

Before 8:00pm last night, emergency crews headed straight to Linwood, Kansas in order to start operations, after reports of damaged structures.

RELATED: Massive tornado rips through Linwood, Kansas, destroying homes and keeping KC on edge

At least a dozen houses were damaged or destroyed, some wiped from their foundations whilst other were ripped apart by the winds of this destructive Tornado

photos of damage caused by the Tornado can be found in the gallery below.

Video of damage caused by the Tornado can be found below.

On the subject of the Tornado. Whilst you could not see the condensation funnel (term for the funnel), you could see debris being lofted into the air – watch in the video below.

The above video was captured by KAKE TV’s chopper – it’s quite a powerful, gut-wrenching watch. Find more video and photos of the Tornado below.

Photo credit: James Spann via KMBC

Funnel cloud captured on camera in Lancashire, England

The above feature photo was captured by the wife of Twitter user, SlingaDing.

Great capture! A funnel cloud has been captured on camera in Lancashire, England – Carnforth, Lancaster, north of Lancashire to be precise – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: SlingaDing’s wife

The photo was captured by Twitter user, SlingaDing’s wife on the day the funnels appeared – yesterday, 27th May. Find another photo of the funnel below.

Photo credit: SlingaDing’s wife

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Photos of last night’s Dayton, Ohio Tornado damage in daylight

Update: With regret, we have to report that an eighty one year old man has died after a vehicle slammed into his home. Find out more here.

Original post: Celina, Ohio damage photos/video will also feature. 

In the photos below, take a look at the damage caused by last night’s Tornado in Dayton, Ohio in daylight. 

For your information: Photos all taken & embedded from the feed of Twitter user, Mr Ohio. Video of Tornado damage in Celina can be found below.

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This video shows what you should do and shouldn’t do if you see a Tornado whilst you’re out driving

The above featured photo is a screen grab taken whilst watching the video produced by The Weather Channel.

MIC DROP THE WEATHER CHANNEL! THEY’VE DONE IT AGAIN!

The video below shows what you should do and shouldn’t do if you see a Tornado whilst you’re out driving.

The Weather Channel have once again used Immersive Mixed Reality technology to its advantage. We can’t forget Alexandra Wilson, who featured in the video throughout.

She done a great job explaining everything you need to know! Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below.

RELATED: The Weather Channel studio gets hit by an EF-5 Tornado

Meteorologist Jamie Simpson tells viewers to stop complaining about Tornado warnings interrupting ‘The Bachelorette’

“GOD BLESS THIS MAN! He had the balls to do it live on the air!” Jamie Simms, website lead.

Last night, a large and destructive Tornado swept through Dayton, Ohio (OH). However, that wasn’t the only storm Dayton residents were facing.

Fox 45 meteorologist, Jamie Simpson launched into a passionate excoriation of the viewers during a live Tornado warning broadcast when people started to complain on social media that the warning broadcast was interrupting The Bachelorette. BOO HOO!

Let’s starting from the beginning! A Tornado watch was issued last night through to 2;00am, local time for OH. The Fox 45 meteorologist was giving live updates on the Tornado, which would cause significant damage to the Dayton area later on that night…

…Then he started to see complaints come in on social media.

In the video below, listen to what Simpson had to say on the complains – transcription can be read underneath.

“Just checking on social media, we have (some) folks complaining already, ‘just go back to the show’.

No, we’re not going back to the show folks! This is a dangerous situation, okay?

It’s your own neighbourhood. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep you safe and that’s what we’re going to do.

Some of you complain that this is all about my ego. Stop, okay? Just stop right now. It’s not! I’m done with you people, I really am. This is pathetic!”

Simpson later on went to apologise and say; “it really bothers me that people don’t care other people’s safety around here”.

Social media users – in particular Twitter – took to the platform to praise Simpson for his work following what has been called, ‘”the scariest night of their lives” – read relating tweets below.

Another video of this event can be watched below.

Large and destructive night-time Tornado captured on camera in Dayton, OH

Another nightmarish Tornado. The above feature photo was captured by Josh Martinez. Reports of injuries have emerged, we will have a future article on that particular situation.

A large and destructive night-time Tornado has been captured on camera in Dayton, Ohio – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Josh Martinez

The photo was captured by Josh Martinez on the day the Tornado struck – last night, yesterday, 28th May. Find more of Martinez’s photos of the Tornado below.

Videos of the Tornado has now come to our attention – watch in the footage below. This video was captured by Ben Norrod.

Find more video relating to the Tornado below.

Video credit: TBC

As the title suggests, this was a destructive Tornado. Find photos of damage caused by this violent Tornado below.

Photo credit: Live Storm Chasers
Photo credit: Nate Morris‏
Photo credit: Live Storm Chasers
Photo credit: Steven G Anderson II
Photo credit: Steven G Anderson II
Photo credit: Mike Johnson

Once more photos/videos emerge, we will post it. This will be an updating story.

Incredible video! Watch Tornado in Houghton, Iowa loft debris in the air

We live for videos like this! Shows the sheer power of nature. The above featured photo is a screen grab taken whilst watching Marcy Henrich’s video of the Tornado.

This happened a short time ago. In the video below, watch a Tornado in Houghton, Iowa loft debris in the air.

The video was captured by Marcy Henrich today. Henrich posted the video on her Facebook account.

Find another video of the Tornado captured by Marcy’s husband, Jay below.

Should more video emerge, we will post. Should photos of the Tornado emerge, we will post it.

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Large Tornado captured on camera southwest of Burlington, Iowa

Suffice to suggest that this is Tornado was spawned by the same storm system with produced the one that just struck Charles City, Iowa.

A large Tornado has been captured on camera southwest of Burlington, Iowa – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Kurt Houston today. However, CBS 2 Iowa meteorologist, Nick Stewart posted the video on his official Twitter account.

It can be assumed that Huston told Stewart the following: “it’s no longer on the ground”.

Find another video the above mentioned Tornado captured just south of the hospital in Burlington – west of the airport.

The video was captured by Dillan Roth. Roth posted the video on his Facebook account.

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Significant Tornado captured on camera northeast of Floyd, Iowa

This is a developing situation. The above feature photo was captured by Amanda Miller today.

Update #3: More video of the Tornado has started to emerge online. Not forgetting to mention photos of damage. Watch the video below.

Update #2: Dashcam footage of Tornado damage from the ground in Charles City, Iowa has emerged online – watch below.

Update: Having studied numerous reports, we are certain this is the Tornado that has struck Charles City, Iowa.

Law enforcement in the area say that there has been some damage to homes in the area. The Floyd County Fairgrounds has suffered significant damage – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: WeatherNation/Danielle Vance

Original Post: A significant Tornado has been captured on camera northeast of Floyd, Iowa – two miles northeast to be precise – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Amanda Miller

The photo was captured today by Amanda Miller. However, Iowa Storm Chasing Network posted the photo on their official Facebook account.

A video taken by Miller has now emerged online on the very same Facebook account – watch below.

It’s only just come to our attention! Video of the above mentioned Tornado can be watched below.

The video was captured by Whittney Franke. Franke posted the video on her official Facebook account around an hour ago.

A more zoomed in version of Franke’s video has now emerged online – watch below.

The photo which can be seen below was captured a few miles out of Colwell, Iowa – a few miles east-northeast of Floyd.

A KIMT News 3 viewer sent the photo into the station.

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