8 May 2003
Everyone knows it's windy
I've been to the west side of Moore, and there's nothing there that screams to the heavens "Yo! Tornado! Over here!" For some reason, though, it's the preferred point of touchdown for the nastiest storms on record.
This wasn't an F5 or anything, but F2 was definitely within the realm of plausibility; this particular funnel danced east-by-northeast across the south side of the Oklahoma City metro, taking out much of a bank building on I-240 and smashing roof and window panels at General Motors' assembly plant.
No damage chez Chaz, and this time I had enough sense to stay inside.
(Update, 9 May, 8:30 am: The Weather Guys have started classifying this storm as an F3.)
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