Large night-time damaging Tornado captured on camera near Putnam, OK

This video still illustrates the size of it perfectly! According to one chaser, this was one of four Tornadoes in the area. We will have more on that very soon.

A large night-time Tornado has been captured on camera near Putnam, Oklahoma – see in the video still below.

Photo credit: Chris McBee

The video, from which this still was taken from, was captured by Chris McBee last night. McBee posted the still on his official Twitter account.

Videos and photos relating to this Tornado and the damage caused by it can be found below.

Photo credit: Basehunters Chasing

Should more video or photos of the Tornado emerge online, we will post them. Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Oklahoma here.

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.

Tornado captured on camera in Del City, Oklahoma

This video/photo came to our attention yesterday. The above featured photo was captured by Shelby Pearson. Provided with permission.

A Tornado has been captured on camera in Del City, Oklahoma – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Shelby Pearson on the day the Tornado struck – Saturday night, 25th May. Same night as the fatal El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado.

A more lit photo of the Tornado emerged with the video – captured by Pearson – see below.

Photo credit: Shelby Pearson

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El Reno, OK Mayor says two dead after Tornado swept through the town

The above screen grab was captured from KHOU’s helicopter.

Update #3: It’s official. Last night’s El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado has been rated an EF-3 by the NWS.

Update #2: It has been reported that almost thirty people have been hurt because of the Tornado.

Update: The Norman NWS is continuing to survey the Tornado damage in El Reno, Oklahoma. They confirm the Tornado was at least an EF-2

Original Post: A “likely” Tornado has killed at least two people as it destroyed a roadside hotel, swept through a mobile park and caused significant damage in the area, officials have said. 

RELATED: Tornado touches down near the town of El Reno, OK: Damage, deaths and injuries reported

El Reno, Oklahoma mayor Matt White said during a press conference that “there have been two fatalities at this point,” adding that officials are working to let relatives know. 

White said search and rescue efforts are continuing – even when we’re writing this.   

National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Rick Smith told The Associated Press that the likely Tornado hit last night as a significant storm swept through the state. Survey crews are expected on scene to determine the severity of the damage to the town. 

The roadside hotel, American Budget Value Inn was destroyed by the Tornado. Photos that emerged shortly after the event showed emergency crews going through rubble after an element of the roadside hotel’s second story collapsed into a pie of debris – scattered about the first floor and parking area. 

Mobile homes at the Skyview Estates adjacent to the roadside hotel suffered significant damage, as was a part of a car dealership which is nearby. 

RELATED: Photos of last night’s El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado damage in daylight

During the press conference, the El Reno mayor said the town had “experienced traumatic event”. White said several people were transported to hospitals in Oklahoma City. 

We’re going to leave this post here, we highly recommend you read khou’s article on the Tornado which includes survivor stories – click here.  

Night-time Tornado captured on camera outside of Inola, Oklahoma

Great capture! A night-time Tornado has been captured on camera outside the town of Inola, Oklahoma – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: TJ Burns

The photo was captured by TJ Burns on the day the Tornado struck – last night, yesterday, 25th May. Burns posted the photo on his Twitter account.

Should more photos or even video emerge of this Tornado, we will post it.

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Tornado touches down near the town of El Reno, OK: Damage, deaths and injuries reported

Update #3: Via his Twitter account, KFOR’s Mike Morgan has posted what looks to be a Tornado path map – with quite a gut wrenching caption.

Update #2: KOCO is reporting that last night’s El Reno Tornado was estimated to be an EF-3 – which has the wind speeds of one hundred and thirty six to one hundred sixty five.

However, we will wait for the National Weather Service to determine that.

Update: KFOR is reported that two children from a trailer park in El Reno are missing after a Tornado did significant damage there.

Original Post:

Details are still emerging at this time. News 9 in Oklahoma is reporting deaths due to this Tornado – we will have more on that when it emerges.

Significant damage and possible injuries have been reported after a Tornado touched down south of El Reno, Oklahoma. 

One report suggests that a hotel was hit and leveled. That report suggests that victims are being pulled from the rubble – see above tweet.

Residents – via social media – have been sharing images of significant damage caused by the Tornado – see below. 

Photo credit: Samuel Roback

When more photos and videos emerges online, we will post them.

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Four OUTSTANDING photos of the May 22nd Okmulgee, OK Tornado

The above feature photo was captured by Shelby Schaefer on the day the Tornado struck. Provided with permission.

RELATED: Incredible drone video of multivortex Tornado north of Okemah, Oklahoma

These shots definitely got our attention. The four outstanding photos below perfectly document the Tornado that struck Okmulgee, Oklahoma on the 22nd May.

Juston Drake and Simon Brewer captured the above incredible shots. The above photos were embedded via Drake’s Facebook post.

Find some more incredible photos of the Tornado below, these shots were captured by Blake Brown.

Suffice to say we didn’t cover this Tornado as much as we did the one in Okemah. With that being said, relive the 22nd May Okmulgee, Oklahoma Tornado in the videos below.

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

Night-time wedge Tornado captured on camera near the TX/OK state line

No words needed! A night-time wedge Tornado has been captured on camera near the Texas/Oklahoma state line – near Follett, Texas to be precise – watch in the video below.

Watch the video on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTP0xrn2PgU or subscribe to Val and Amy on YouTube here.

The video was captured by KWTV News 9’s Val and Amy Castor on the day the Tornado struck – last night, yesterday, 23rd May.

Find one more video and photos of the Tornado below – when more emerge, we will post them.

The same storm which spawned the above mentioned Tornado, then produced another monster night-time Tornado in Slapout/Laverne, Oklahoma.

We will be producing an article on that Tornado in the coming hour.

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Large and destructive Tornado captured on camera in Jay, Oklahoma

The above featured photo was captured by Brandon Alexander. The lightning really illuminated the Tornado.

A large and destructive Tornado has been captured on camera in Jay, Oklahoma – see in the photos below.

The photos were captured by Brandon Alexander on the day the Tornado struck – last night, yesterday, 22nd May. Alexander posted the photos on his Facebook account.

Find more photos of the above mentioned Tornado + the damage it caused below.

Photo credit: Isaac Tsosie’s sister

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Incredible drone video of multivortex Tornado north of Okemah, Oklahoma

Drone-mazing!

Breathtaking drone footage of the multivortex Tornado north of Okemah, Oklahoma has emerged online – watch in the video below.

The drone followed the Tornado as it developed and strengthened1. However, the first seven seconds of the video is time lapsed but everything else is normal speed.

1: The video also showed multiple vortices under the parent circulation – a large cone Tornado eventually formed.

The video was captured by Brian Emfinger on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 22nd May.

However, Live Storms Media posted the video on their official YouTube account. Find more video and photos of the same Tornado/second Tornado below.

Photo credit: Greg McLaughlin

Tornado captured on camera north of Tulsa International Airport

For our UK readers, Tulsa is in Oklahoma.

That’s a substantial nader! A Tornado has been captured on camera north of Tulsa International Airport – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Brandyn Baker today. Baker posted the video on his Twitter account.

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Watch yesterday’s Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado hit a house, lofting debris

Unbelievable close range video!

In the video below, watch yesterday’s Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado hit a house, lofting debris in the air.

The video was captured by Brandon Van Dalsem on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 20th May.

However, the video was posted on Live Storms Media official YouTube account.

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Night-time wedge Tornado captured on camera west of Haskell, Oklahoma

Photo credit: Vortex Crew

The feature photo above was captured by Matthew Harden. This is pretty horrifying to say the least.

A night-time wedge Tornado has been captured on camera six miles west of Haskell Oklahoma – see in the photos below.

Photo credit: Matthew Harden

Can’t see it? The below photo should/could help you see it a bit better.

Photo credit: Matthew Harden –

The way we see the above photo: scud cloud on the left, wedge on the right and a power flash or lightning strike in the middle.

It has to be said, this Tornado ended up in Leach, Oklahoma.

The photos were captured by Matthew Harden on the day the Tornado struck – last night, 20th May. Harden posted the photos on his Twitter account.

Suffice to say the photos have received a lot of attention on Twitter.

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Impressive new video of the Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado has emerged

The footage perfectly illustrates the impressive-looking Tornado! New video of the Mangum, Oklahoma Tornado has emerged online – watch in the videos below.

The video was captured by Shay Paul on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 20th May. Paul posted the videos on his Facebook account.

Below, find a number of more incredible videos of the above mentioned Tornado.

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Significant Tornado captured on camera near Mangum, Oklahoma

The feature photo was captured by Bradley Banister on the day the Tornado struck – provided with permission.

This spinner had various looks to say the least! A significant Tornado has been captured on camera near Mangum, Oklahoma – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Andriana Mozeris today. Mozeris posted the video on her Twitter account around thirty minutes ago.

Find more videos/photo of this Tornado below.

Photo Credit: Taylor Bloyd
Photo credit: Allyson Price

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Twin Tornadoes captured on camera near Crescent, Oklahoma

Wow! just wow! Twin Tornadoes have been captured on camera near Crescent, Oklahoma – Logan County to be precise – watch in the video below.

The video was captured today by KOCO 5’s Sky 5 helicopter – the news station posted the footage on their official Twitter account around forty five minutes ago.

Once more videos/photos emerge, we will post them.

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19th May 2013 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

This EF-4 Tornado was one of eight Tornadoes that struck during the outbreak of May 2013. You can find out more about the outbreak here.

This was one violent wedge to say the least. In the videos below, relive the EF-4 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado that struck on the 19th May 2013 – six years ago today.

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

Watch Tornado knock semi-truck over: Iconic storm chaser rushed to help driver

This event took place yesterday – 17th May.

Iconic storm chasers Val and Amy Castor chased a Tornadic storm which developed in Beaver County, Oklahoma and moved into Kansas.

A Tornado1 was spawned by the above mentioned Tornadic storm.

In the video below, watch the Tornado1 cross Highway 542 and overturn a semi-truck. You start to see the semi tip over at around 2:31 in the video.

Val rapidly exited his vehicle to check on the driver of the semi – with the help of other chasers including: Paige Burress and David Reimer.

GREAT JOB GUYS!

2: Northeast of Fowler, Kansas

Video belongs to Val Castor and Amy Castor 

16th May 2015 Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The feature photo was captured by Mike Prendergast on the day the Tornado struck – provided with permission.

There’s something quite captivating watching this wedge. In the videos below, relive the Elmer, Oklahoma Tornado that struck on the 16th May 2015 – four years ago today.

WHAT… A… SIGHT!!! Find some incredible photos of the Tornado captured by Roger Hill below.

Photo credit: Roger Hill
Photo credit: Roger Hill

Find more of our past/historical Tornado articles here.

Preliminary survey report: EF-2 Tornado struck Rocky, Oklahoma

The featured photo (which can be seen above) was captured by Chad Vandever. 

According to the National Weather Service storm (damage) survey team, preliminary (prelim) results indicate at least an EF-2 hit a small town in Washita County, Oklahoma (OK) – Rocky to be precise – on Tuesday.

Photo credit: Stephen Jones

The Tornado was on the ground for almost thirteen miles – starting in Hobart and ending in Cordell.  The cone Tornado had a width of four hundred yards. The Tornado had a (peak) wind speed estimated at one hundred and fifteen miles per hour to one hundred and twenty miles per hour.

No deaths or injuries have been reported in connection with this Tornado, thankfully. However, at least five mobile homes and several outbuildings were damaged. Trees and utility poles were also damaged.

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