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Brice

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If you wanted to study one tornado of this decade which one would it be?(apart from the Moore and El Reno tornadoes)
 

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As in which one do I think would be the most beneficial to study scientifically? Probably Beauregard or Cookeville, since they both caused major casualties and damage in environments that weren’t expected to be high-end events.
 

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For me it would be Hackleburg/Phil Campbell. On a day with so many violent tornadoes, this one still stood apart to me for its duration and intensity.


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Yes, It was very violet especially with winds estimated about 265 mph
 

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I would want to study the Greensburg, Kansas tornado of 2007. At the time, it was the first EF5 to the country in nearly nine years; it was also the first EF5 to be recorded with the Enhanced Fujita Scale(EF scale) with peak winds about 205 mph.
 

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I would want to study the Greensburg, Kansas tornado of 2007. At the time, it was the first EF5 to the country in nearly nine years; it was also the first EF5 to be recorded with the Enhanced Fujita Scale(EF scale) with peak winds about 205 mph.
Greensburg is also fascinating to me for being an EF5 that took place after dark. I don’t know the prevalence of daytime vs night time violent tornadoes, but that was certainly an interesting aspect of that outbreak.


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Greensburg is also fascinating to me for being an EF5 that took place after dark. I don’t know the prevalence of daytime vs night time violent tornadoes, but that was certainly an interesting aspect of that outbreak.


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Not uncommon at all in the Plains when the LLJ strengthens after dark, e.g. the Mulhall, OK F4 on 5/3/99.
 

Brice

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Not uncommon at all in the Plains when the LLJ strengthens after dark, e.g. the Mulhall, OK F4 on 5/3/99.



That tornado honestly freaks me out the most just because they thought it was more intense than the 1999 Moore tornado even though it was only rated F4 and it was larger than the Moore tornado. The fact it was at night too is scary.
 

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Yeah, I think Mulhall almost certainly reached F5 strength at some point. It really only sideswiped Mulhall and was still rated F4. It was massive too.
 

Brice

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Most likely it was a high-end F4 and it probably did do F5 damage it was just how they look the same because it hard to tell between high-end F4 damage to F5 damage
 

Brice

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As in which one do I think would be the most beneficial to study scientifically? Probably Beauregard or Cookeville, since they both caused major casualties and damage in environments that weren’t expected to be high-end events.


Sorry if I haven't commented on your post, lol, but yea I would've never thought that a tornado would be the most intense since 2017, the deadliest since 2013, and occur in a tornado risk less than 2%
 

Brice

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I would also want to study the Washington Illinois tornado in 2013. It reminds of the Abilene/Chapman tornado based on its intensity, width, and destruction. When it hit Washington, the damage looked almost identical to Tuscaloosa in 2011.
 

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