In this video, it shows plentiful photos (and a few video clips) of May 2013's beautiful skies, glorious sunsets, and weather highlights. The dates and places where the photos & video clips were taken were shown in captions in the video.

So just sit back and enjoy the wonderful skyscapes, colorful paintings in the sky and even a rare planetary alignment along the way :)

Despite the relative quietness in terms of weather for us here in California, parts of the country, especially around the Midwest, had suffered severe weather...

!!!------The largest tornado in recorded history was Friday's May 31, 2013 EF-5 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma. According to a mobile radar that was positioned on top of an overpass, it had recorded winds close to the surface of up to 295 mph in satellite suction vorticies that orbited the large, main vortex. The massive main vortex had EF-4 winds of 185 mph, and the satellite suction vortices moved across the fields at that speed, and rotated on their own at speeds of up to 110 mph, giving a combined wind speed of up to 295 mph in some of the satellite vortices. It was no wonder that so many storm chasers got in trouble with this tornado, since these suction vortices moved as speeds of up to 185 mph towards them as the tornado rapidly expanded into the largest on record. The tornado killed Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young, and also killed an amateur storm chaser, Richard Charles Henderson. The 295 mph winds of the El Reno tornado rank second only to the world-record 302 mph winds recorded in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 3, 1999. Nonetheless, the Moore tornado's winds were measured at an altitude of 105 feet, so the winds close by the surface may have been stronger in the El Reno tornado..------!!!

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