This Tornado was one of many that struck Oklahoma during the outbreak of the 20th May 2013. More on that can be found below the videos.
Find three breathtaking and up close videos of the EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado below.
Each video lasts around two minutes and fifty seconds – definitely worth the watch.
Anyways, let’s talk about the Tornado outbreak of 20th May 2013…
A Tornado outbreak happened during the afternoon/evening hours of the 20th May 2013 – last day of a three-day stretch of significant weather from 18th-20th May 2013.
It’s safe to suggest this weather event produced the most deadly and devastating tornado of the year for Oklahoma and the United States of America.
A handful of supercell thunderstorms developed during the early afternoon throughout the afternoon on the 20th May – along dryline in central Oklahoma.
One of these significant supercell thunderstorms developed near Chickasha and rapidly intensified, producing a Tornado which then touched the ground at 2:56pm on the west side of Newcastle, Oklahoma.
This Tornado went on to become violent within minutes, then tracked across the city of Moore and then parts of south Oklahoma City for around forty minutes – before dissipating.
This Tornado caused catastrophic damage in these areas, was given an EF-5 rating – as mentioned above.
The Tornado claimed twenty four lives, injured a significant amount of people and caused billions of dollars in damage.
It’s also worth to suggest that several other Tornadoes occurred during the afternoon of the 20th May 2013 – Stephens and Lincoln Counties.
In addition to the Tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds caused “significant” damage. Find more videos from this Tornadic event below.