2013 El Reno tornado

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The 2013 El Reno tornado occurred on May 31, 2013. It happened close to the city of El Reno, Oklahoma in central Oklahoma.[1] It was the widest tornado ever recorded.[2] This tornado also was found to have some of the strongest winds ever found. One mobile Doppler radar found very high winds of 296 miles per hour.[2] These winds are slightly less than the 301 mile per hour winds detected in a tornado on May 3, 1999 while it was close to Bridge Creek, Oklahoma in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.[3]

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  1. "Central Oklahoma Tornadoes and Flash Flooding – May 31, 2013". National Weather Service Office in Norman, Oklahoma. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. June 1, 2013. http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=events-20130531. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jason Samenow (4 June 2013). "Deadly El Reno, Okla. tornado was widest ever measured on Earth, had nearly 300 mph winds". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/06/04/deadly-el-reno-okla-tornado-was-widest-ever-measured-on-earth-had-nearly-300-mph-winds/. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. "Frequently Asked Questions About The May 3, 1999 Bridge Creek/OKC Area Tornado". National Weather Service Office in Norman, Oklahoma. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. January 20, 2011. http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=events-19990503-may3faqs. Retrieved February 13, 2014.