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What was the largest tornado ever recorded?


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2015-11-02 22:00:12
2015-11-02 22:00:12

Officially the largest tornado ever recorded was the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of May 31, 2013. It was 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers) wide. Analysis shows a damage swath on the ground that was nearly as wide. It traveled 16 miles (87 km), killing at 8 people.It was rated EF3 as it reached peak intensity over open country, where it could do little damage. Prior to this, the Official record holder was the Hallam, Nebraska tornado of May 22, 2004 with a 2.5 mile (4 kilometer) wide damage path. However, radar readings indicated that the Mulhall, Oklahoma tornado of May 3, 1999 was possibly as wide as 4.3 miles (7 kilometers). It is unclear exactly why this record is not recognized while the El Reno tornado is, but it may have to do with greater confidence in radar measurements nowadays. It is also possible that the radar detected winds that were not directly relate to the tornado

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The largest tornado in Oklahoma (and in fact the largest tornado ever recorded), was the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of May 31, 2013. It was 2.6 miles wide.

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The largest tornado ever recorded was 2.6 miles wide.

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No. The largest tornado ever recorded hit Hallam, Nebraska in the United States.

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The largest tornado ever recorded was the Hallam Nebraska tornado of May 22, 2004 at 2.5 (4 kilometers) wide.


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