OKLAHOMA TORNADO: Widest Ever Recorded

Posted on: 1:48 pm, June 4, 2013, by , updated on: 02:16pm, June 4, 2013

El Reno Tornado

The National Weather Service has upgraded the most recent tornado to strike the Oklahoma City area to an EF-5 with a width of 2.6 miles wide, making it the widest tornado ever documented.

EF-5 is also the highest possible rating for tornadoes on the Enhanced Fujita scale, the El Reno tornado measured winds of 296 miles per hour.

Nineteen people were killed in Friday’s storms in Oklahoma, authorities say.

More coverage of the tornado and recovery efforts is available on our sister station KFOR-TV.

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