NOAA's claim on El Reno tornado may not hold up

Tornado Widths– NOAA Makes Changes In Procedure By Paul Homewood NOAA have claimed that the El Reno tornado, in Oklahoma in May, was the widest tornado on record. As I…

The 2013 Moore Oklahoma Tornado – a synopsis

By Paul Homewood I have deliberately held off running this post for a day or two, partly because I felt it inappropriate to do so earlier, and also because I…

Quote of the week – misplaced priorities

One of the most shocking stories to come out of the Oklahoma tornado this week is this one. The mind reels that in the middle of tornado alley, in a…

Oklahoma tornado officially an EF5 – wind speeds still less than 1999 Moore tornado

The map below shows ‘Tornado Tracks Streak Across Oklahoma’ as measured by doppler radar. The rotation of tornadoes creates a distinctive signature in radar data, and can be used to…