VIDEO: Reed Timmer chases El Reno tornado in Dominator

Posted on: 10:40 pm, May 31, 2013, by and

EL RENO, Okla. - Tornadoes broke out across the state May 31.

The first large tornado tore through El Reno late Friday afternoon.

Reed said the strong twister ripped the hood off the Dominator, which he confirmed is a first.

Other smaller tornadoes developed into the evening over Oklahoma City, Del City, Midwest City, Moore and Norman.

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  • […] VIDEO: Reed Timmer chases El Reno tornado in Dominator (kfor.com) […]

  • […] The video of the massive multi-vortex El Reno tornado that touched down 25 miles west of Oklahoma City Friday evening is phenomenal: multiple vortexes spinning out of a single massive tornado. Phenomenal and ‘exciting’ for stormchasers including The Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes whose stormchaser vehicle was picked up and tossed a couple hundred yards by an estimated mile wide tornado. Phenomenal, exciting, and, horrifically heartbreaking to those who lost loved ones in this storm. According to the latest news reports there were five deaths including a mother and baby discovered outside the twisted wreckage of their vehicle. According to a report from ABC News the woman and baby were caught up in a ‘barrage’ of tornadoes while traveling on Interstate 40 during rush hour ‘just miles from the city of Moore‘. Drivers seeking to escape their vehicles during the tornadoes were bombarded with softball sized hail. […]

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