A detailed close up of the radar during the tragic #tornado in #OklahomaCity that was reported to be 2 miles wide and was centered right near #NEXRAD station KTLX that happens to be right in a triangle of 3 other NEXRAD sites. Further analysis is needed, but I wanted to point out that KTLX was actively sending singles out to other NEXRAD stations during the height of the tornado, a technique whose purpose I don’t quite understand yet. There were many anomalies taking place leading up to and during this event.
From CNN “Our worst fears are becoming realized this afternoon,” Bill Bunting, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center, told CNN.
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"We certainly hope everyone heeded the warnings, but it’s a populated area and we just fear that not everyone may have gotten the word," he said.
The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point as it moved through Moore, KFOR reported.
More than 171,000 people could have been in the path of the storm.” (NEXRAD images from College of DuPage website)