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Photo Captured from Space Shows Destructiveness of Tornado

NASA captured this incredible photograph of the tornado that tracked across Massachusetts last week, showing the storm’s destructiveness as seen from space. The Westfield-Charlton tornado remained on the ground for an hour and ten minutes, carving a 39-mile-long path of destruction into the ground that was half a mile wide at some points.

Tornado Track near Sturbridge, Massachusetts (via Popular Photography)


 
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  • Anonymous

    That’s insane!  Right in the middle is where the tornado was the widest.  It’s weird that this was in Massachusetts as well.

  • DJ_in_Bama

    I wish that we had a photo similar to this of the tornadoes that hit Alabama on 5/27. The biggest was a mile wide and was on the ground for an amazing 150+ miles. However, a tornado traveling 39 miles in 70 minutes sounds devastating. Slow moving storms are just as bad as huge, long track ones. Ours was moving at about 70 mph.

  • DJ_in_Bama

    I wish that we had a photo similar to this of the tornadoes that hit Alabama on 5/27. The biggest was a mile wide and was on the ground for an amazing 150+ miles. However, a tornado traveling 39 miles in 70 minutes sounds devastating. Slow moving storms are just as bad as huge, long track ones. Ours was moving at about 70 mph.

  • DJ_in_Bama

    Sorry…that was supposed to be 4/27. It seems like yesterday.

  • DJ_in_Bama

    Sorry…that was supposed to be 4/27. It seems like yesterday.

  • DJ_in_Bama

    Sorry…that was supposed to be 4/27. It seems like yesterday.