DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks all the way back to May 20th, 2013, we arrive at a dangerous and regionally historic day in the state of Oklahoma in the south-central United States. On this date back in May 20th, 2013, parts of central and south-central Oklahoma experienced a scary and destructive severe weather event. On that date back in May 2013, a weak low pressure system was gradually strengthening across the southern Plains and was consequently bringing a large amount of warm, moist air into the southern Plains states. As this strong warm air advection continued along with there being strong vertical wind shear present throughout that day, this set the stage for a very ominous and threatening tornadic threat. As it eventually turned out, a very large and destructive tornado touched down later that day before impacting the city of Moore, Oklahoma which also impacted several populated areas including a school which was in session. Hence, this was a scary and devastating severe weather event which rattled many people living across the state of Oklahoma and beyond. To see more details regarding this past tornado event, feel free to click on the following link to gain more insights into the specifics of this tornado's regional impact.
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