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Greensburg Tornado: F5 @ 1.7 Mi Wide!  
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3047 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

According to CNN http://www.cnn.com/2007/WEATHER/05/07/severe.weather/index.html.
Moving at 20 MPH, a 1.7 mile wide twister would have 205 MPH or so winds over one spot for, well it's too early for math, but long enough to obliterate a town.

Makes me wonder though... Does anyone know what the widest recorded tornado was? I know one of the ones in Pennsylvania on May 31, 1985 was over 2 miles wide (over state forest land, fortunately). I imagine the Plains States have produced a bigger tornado at some point.

My thoughts go out to the victims of these storms.


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21880 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Better link (without period at the end): http://www.cnn.com/2007/WEATHER/05/07/severe.weather/index.html

That's just amazing. I hope they can get back on their feet as soon as possible.

-Mir



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3047 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Wikipedia gives me a 2.5 mile wide twister here...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallam%2C_Nebraska_Tornado_Outbreak
Pretty impressive!



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