Powerful visual images of the destructive EF5 tornado that ripped through Moore, OK Monday afternoon.
With advancements in radar technology, forecasters have a greater ability to analyze storm structures. Even though there is still much more to be researched and explored, meteorologists can get a good indication of the height, size, and intensity of a particular storm cell, which then leads to better warnings to the public. The 3D visuals in the video below recap the evolution of the devastating tornado in Moore, OK Monday.
The Moore, OK tornado, at one point, reached the highest tornado classification, EF5 status. EF4 and EF5 tornadoes make up only 1% of all the tornadoes in the U.S.