The Friday Oklahoma tornado!

About 1 week ago there were 3 veteran storm chasers  killed by a EF5 tornado. It had a 16 mile path, 40 mins on the ground,and 2.6 miles wide in a matter of seconds, can you believe it broke the record. The old record was 2.5 miles wide  set on May of 2004. It had winds at about 295 miles an hour -wow! I need a chill pill! The tornado  hit at rush hour. When I heard about it I thought there would be more deaths than there were, but there were only 10 deaths thank you Lord! The tornado was south of El Reno. they believe it got to it strongest point at highway 81. They think it got up to 300 miles an hour! If the tornado had gone through a more populated area, the devastation would have been worse. (back to topic) The veterans names were Jim Samaras, Tim Samaras (the brother), and Paul Samaras (Tim’s son). How sad is that dad, brother, and son killed doing something they love ;( . They all lived in Colorado and, chased in the tornado ally. The Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma said they did tornado research.

 

the tornados path

the tornados path

the tornado
the tornado

a truck
a truck

the 3 veterans
the 3 veterans

them agin
them again

 

 

 

 

 

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Moore Oklahoma tornado!!!!

My partner has been gone and so i could not get a post done but now i can!!!!!

Did you hear about the Moore tornado? It was a EF4 or a EF5 tornado (someone said this then I looked at that: TOO CONFUSING!) Which means it was, 207-260 miles an hour or, 200 and above.  It had a 17 mile path, the number of homes that were destroyed were 13 thousand. Which meant a ton of people having to rebuild there lives.  About 240 people were injured and, about 20 deaths, 9 of those were children. That is so sad i can,t believe that there is something so cruel. The tornado was 1.3 miles long, a wedge!  God bless those people.

what the tornado looked like.

what the tornado looked like.

the storm the tornado came out of.

the storm the tornado came out of.

rescue crew

rescue crew 🙂

destruction

destruction 😦

destruction

destruction 😦

Pikachu

Pikachu  found a website called http://www.stormchasingmedia.com where you can watch live storm chasers on the road.

Differences between hurricanes and tornadoes

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between tornadoes and hurricanes? Today I’m going to tell you what I’ve learned:

Tornadoes

Possibly an f5 tornado

  1. Very rarely over a mile wide
  2. Always form over land
  3. Usually last only minutes, sometimes an hour or more
  4. Are dependent on a large storm to develop to keep going
  5. Have winds that can reach 300 miles an hour
  6. Always create a funnel

Hurricanes

Hurricane Ivan as seen from the International Space Station

  1. Hundreds of miles wide
  2. Always form over warm ocean water
  3. Last for days and sometimes well over a week
  4. Produce rain and flooding
  5. Independent and self sustaining
  6. Have winds ranging from 74 to 200 MPH