Gallery: Meteorologists Suggest Oklahoma Tornado Was More Powerful Than...

 

The National Weather Service just gave the tornado that struck Oklahoma this week its highest rating of EF-5 due to its high wind speed and the breadth and severity of damage. Several meteorologists used real-time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm’s life span – and they estimated that it released anywhere from 8 to 600 times the power of an atomic bomb.

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  1. rnbram May 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Well, atomic bombs can be many sizes, including quite small! So the claim that the Tornado was as big or bigger than an atomic bomb is silly sensationalism for the gullible.

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