Anniversary Of The Moore Tornado

By Paul Homewood

Today is the ninth anniversary of the tragic Moore tornado, which left 24 dead in Oklahoma:

 

 

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Aerial photo shows the remains of homes hit by a massive tornado in a suburb of Oklahoma City

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22604251

The Moore tornado was an EF-5 storm, the most powerful category, with estimated wind speeds of 210 mph. Fortunately, however, it is also the last EF-5 to hit the US, making it the longest such period on record. The previous longest gap was from 1999 to 2007.

Since 1970, there have been 36 EF-5s:

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https://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/f5torns.html

Sooner or later, another one will come along. Let us hope it is not too soon.

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May 20, 2022 at 03:36AM

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