Moore Oklahoma Weather
A car is destroyed by a deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. Search and rescue teams and dogs traverse destroyed homes, crushed cars and debris in search of survivors of a monster tornado that pulverized a vast swath of suburban Oklahoma City. Oklahoma's chief medical inspector said search crews had pulled the remains of more than 1,000 people from schools, homes and businesses razed by the storm. Most of the 51 people killed in a devastating "monster tornado" that ripped through Moore Oklahoma, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2012, were children, the Oklahoma Department of Health said.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday that the deadly tornado that struck Oklahoma City last Friday was a violent EF5 twister that had wind speeds of nearly 295 mph. That surpassed the readings of more than 300 mph recorded for a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in 1999, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Jesse Ferrell. The preliminary assessment of the Newcastle-Moore tornado was at least EF-4, meaning wind speeds of more than 200 km / h, the National Weather Service said.
I grew up in an era when we relied mainly on television meteorologists and the National Weather Service to tell people what was going on. I retired right after that storm, and that's the person who really shaped who I am today, not just in Oklahoma, but across the country in terms of weather reporting.
When the deadly storm hit Moore on May 20, 2013, few buildings had storm shelters.
Moore residents had 30-40 minutes to prepare for the 1999 tornado, and another 30-40 seconds before the powerful storm moved into the western part of the city. People in Moore and central Oklahoma were warned that the probability of very severe storm conditions, which is not unusual in Oklahoma in May, could be very high, but no one was expecting how early the storm would form. CNN meteorologist Sean Morris said the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, could issue a warning in advance, giving cities like Moore or Oklahoma time to prepare. There's no doubt that it's likely to be a really bad storm, he said.
The storm forecasting center issued a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms and issued tornado watches for parts of Oklahoma City and central Oklahoma and parts of central and western Texas. Based on data from 1982 to 2011, Oklahoma City is likely to experience severe thunderstorms on May 20. Around 3 p.m., National Weather Service meteorologists issued a warning that a developing tornado was on its way from Oklahoma City to Moore.
Moore is a city where Interstate 35 runs through the middle of the city as a virtual main road. The worst-hit areas of Moore, Oklahoma City and parts of central and western Texas were in and around the city's central business district and downtown.
In the moors, the summer is hot, humid and mostly clear, and the winter very cold, windy and partly cloudy. If you are looking for dry weather, it is January, February and then December, with the exception of a brief period of warm and sunny weather in spring and summer.
The 1999 and 2013 tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, benefited from lead times that were slightly less than those of the May 20, 2013 event. In 1990, the average warning time for a tornado alert was about five minutes, and the Moore tornado of 2013 followed a lead time of about three and a half minutes. N.W.S. can issue an emergency call within 30 minutes of the storm touching down near Moore.
Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis has already announced that he plans to equip all buildings in the city with 56,000 storm shelters, and he has called on the state legislature to take up the requirement nationwide. More than 375 people were injured in the tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, in mid-May, and state officials said the damage could reach $5 billion. The tornado ripped through the town, damaging two schools, destroying 300 homes and claiming 24 lives. It triggered accompanying tornadoes that caused flash floods, killed 14 people in Oklahoma City and made recovery work more difficult.
That would include naming other cities outside Oklahoma City, such as Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the city of Norman, Texas, as well as the state's capital.
Central Oklahoma is tornado-prone, and the National Weather Service recommends basements and storm shelters to protect tornadoes first. Think of the tornado that struck Oklahoma City on May 31, 2013. In recent years, central Oklahoma has been hit by more tornadoes, including the largest tornado ever recorded in Oklahoma history, the El Reno tornado, which stretched for 2.6 miles and killed nine people. It hit central Oklahoma on June 2, 2010, just days after the El Reno tornado measured a latitude of 2-6 miles.
Hurricanes, hail and high winds hit Iowa and Kansas as part of a devastating northeast system stretching from Texas to Minnesota. According to the National Weather Service, 28 tornadoes were reported, with Oklahoma and Kansas the hardest hit.