In a matter of a few weeks, the state of Oklahoma has seen its second EF5 rated tornado.
In addition, the damage path was as wide as 2.6 miles. This is a new record for the widest tornado in history, beating the previous record of 2.5 miles near Hallam, Neb. on May 22, 2004. After additional surveying and studying of weather data, including the use of information from mobile doppler radar, the National Weather Service in Norman, Okla. has upgraded the May 31 tornado near El Reno, Okla. to an EF5. This is the highest possible rating a tornado can be given.
As mentioned before, this is the second EF5 rated tornado in Oklahoma in a matter of a few weeks. An EF5 tornado devastated Moore, Okla. on May 20, 2013.