DISCUSSION: As we look back to just 4 years ago today, it is what many people refer to as being a fairly "surreal" day in United States weather history. On May 31st, 2013, many people across areas in and around central Oklahoma experienced one of the more infamous tornadoes in U.S. history. This tornado would quickly become known as the "El Reno" tornado since it became at its largest maximum size near the city of El Reno, Oklahoma. It was at around that point in time in the tornado's existence that it achieved a maximum diameter of approximately 2.6 miles which still remains to be the largest tornado to touchdown in United States tornado history. Moreover, the impacts of this massive tornado were astounding and deadly by the same token. In the video attached above, further insights are discussed in regards to the predecessor factors which to this historic tornado. In looking from the most upper levels of the atmosphere and all the way down to the surface, we find multiple factors which led to this scary and historic severe weather event.
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