El Reno, Okla., Tornado Breaks Record as Widest Twister in 60 Years

El Reno, Okla., Tornado Breaks Record as Widest Twister in 60 Years

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Enjoli Francis  NBC News

The tornado that ripped through El Reno, Okla., late last week, killing 19, was the widest tornado ever recorded, meteorologists confirmed today, also upgrading the twister to an EF-5, the highest category.

The El Reno tornado, which tore a 16.2-mile path Friday, hitting highways during rush hour, had originally been categorized as an EF-3.

The deadly twister also broke records as the widest tornado ever recorded — 2.6 miles at its maximum width — since the agency started keeping track more than 60 years ago.

The previous record had been set by a tornado in 2004 in Hallam, Neb., that had a width of 2.5 miles wide.

That put the tornado at twice the width of the Moore, Okla., 

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