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Greensburg Tornado: F5 @ 1.7 Mi Wide!

Mon May 07, 2007 11:44 pm

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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RE: Greensburg Tornado: F5 @ 1.7 Mi Wide!

Mon May 07, 2007 11:54 pm

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.

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RE: Greensburg Tornado: F5 @ 1.7 Mi Wide!

Tue May 08, 2007 12:48 pm

Wikipedia gives me a 2.5 mile wide twister here...
Pretty impressive!
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