What was the Oklahoma may 20th 2013 tornado like?
The Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013 was large and extremely violent. At times it was over a mile wide. It was rated EF5, a status only given the the most intense tornadoes which cause extreme damage, wiping houses clean off their foundations. The tornado killed 24 people and injured over 300, making it the worst tornado to hit the U.S. in 2013 . The cost of damage was estimated at $2 billion, making it one of the most destructive tornadoes in U.S. history.
No, they don't there are so many of them they don't bother to name them as they do hurricanes. Tornadoes are given informal name for the places they hit or hit near. For example the F5 tornado that devastated the towns of Moore and Bridgecreek in Oklahoma is commonly called the Bridgecreek-Moore tornado or simply the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. And the tornado that tore across farmland near Aurora, Nebraska is known as the Aurora, Nebraska…
None. Tornadoes are not given names like hurricanes are. Some tornadoes are referred to by where they hit (e.g. the Tuscaloosa, Alabama tornado, the Oklahoma City tornado) or, on occasion something they did (the Tri-State tornado, the tornado of the elevens) . But such things are not true names, and if they were there would be too many to count.
It is uncertain which tornado was the strongest, as most tornadoes do not have their winds measured. The highest recorded wind speed was in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 3, 1999. Another possible candidate was the Xenia, Ohio tornado of April 3, 1974. See the links for pictures and video of those tornadoes.
Tornadoes are not given names like hurricanes are. Instead they are usually referred to by where they hit. For example the Joplin tornado is called so for having devastated a large portion of the city of Joplin, Missouri in 2011. Some other tornadoes include the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of 2011, the Aurora, Nebraska tornado of 2009, and the Binger, Oklahoma tornado of 1981.
It's really scary but stay calm I pray to god and it helps its like a really horrible thunder storm. For others however, experiencing a tornado can be exciting and even awe inspiring. It depends on who is witnessing the tornado, the appearance of the tornado, and whether or not the tornado is heading towards the observer.
A Tornado basically looks like a grey cone, but it moves on it's "tip". On top of the tornado, there is usually dark grey clouds. Some tornado's can be skinny and some can be fat. It is usually very, very, very windy when your are somewhere close to the tornado. There may be rain when a tornado is close to your area since tornado's are formed by hot and cold air (ithink..).
I'm not exactly too sure what they would say but if you turned on your TV at the time I'm sure they would say something like this: "A tornado has been spotted in Oklahoma. Take shelter immediately." They would definitely warn of the on-coming storm. Even the NWS doesn't know there IS going to be a tornado until it has formed. Whenever weather conditions that may produce tornadoes exist, they issue a "Tornado Watch" for…