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Deadly Newcastle/Moore Tornado Rated an EF-5

Detailed Tornado Track Map (Courtesy NOAA NWS) Detailed Tornado Track Map (Courtesy NOAA NWS)

The information is in... and the National Weather Service Damage Survey Has Now Rated The Newcastle/Moore Tornado As Ef5 With Winds At 200 To 210 Mph... The Highest Category On The Ef Scale.

The National Weather Service Dispatched Four Damage Survey Teams To The Path Of The Newcastle/Moore Ok Tornado. Here Are The Preliminarily Findings...

Newcastle/Moore Tornado 
Rating:                  Ef5
Estimated Peak Wind:     200-210 Mph
Path Length /Statute/:   17 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:    1.3 Miles
Fatalities:              N/A
Injuries:                N/A

Start Date:              May 20 2013
Start Time:              2:45 Pm Cdt
Start Location:          4.4 W  Newcastle /Grady County /Ok
Start Lat/Lon:           35.2580 / -97.6775

End Date:                May 20 2013
End Time:                3:35 Pm Cdt
End Location:            4.8 E Of Moore Ok /Cleveland County /Ok
End Lat/Lon:             35.3409 / -97.4007
Experts Surveying In Moore Have Determined Damage Is  Ef5 With Maximum Winds Over 200 Mph. Initial Damage Was Found Around 4.4 Miles West Of Newcastle... South Of Tecumseh Road
Also Known As Nw 16th Street And East Lake Road. The Tornado Tracked Ne To The Interstate 44 Bridge Over The Canadian River And Then Took A More Eastward Track Through Moore. Tornado Damage Abruptly Ends 0.3 Miles East Of Air Depot Road And N Of Se 134th St.

Initially Producing Ef0 And Ef1 Damage The Storm Intensified Very Rapidly In 4 Miles Or Around 10 Minutes Producing Ef4 Damage Before Reaching Interstate 44. Numerous Indications Of Ef4 Damage With Some Areas Now Determined At Ef5 Damage... The Highest Category On The Ef
Scale...With Over 200 Mph Winds.

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