National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
EF2
Tornado
 

Summary

 

An area of damaging thunderstorm winds and an embedded, intermittent small tornado occurred Wednesday evening, March 25th and affected areas in southwest Oklahoma City and Moore. The path of wind damage varied from 0.1 miles to 0.6 miles in width with evidence of a narrow tornado observed occasionally within this area of damage. The damage began near Southwest 119th Street and May Avenue in southwest Oklahoma City, moved through Moore, and ended about 1/2 mile south-southeast of Northeast 36th Avenue and Indian Hills Road in extreme northern Norman. The most consistent evidence of a tornado was observed from southwest of Northwest 12th Street and Santa Fe Avenue to near Southwest 7th Street and Broadway Avenue in Moore. Low-end EF2 damage was observed in a small area of Moore from near Northwest 2nd Street and Arnold Street to near Main Street and Janeway Avenue.

 

Wind and Tornado Damage Path Map

 

Reflectivity Loop from KTLX (Twin Lakes, OK) Radar for the March 25, 2015 Severe Weather Event

 

Storm Photos

 

The following photo series was taken by Angie Herje in the northern part of Norman from 6:41 to 6:46 pm CDT on March 25th, and shows the tornado as it passed through parts of Moore.

Photo series of a tornado that moved through SW OKC and Moore, OK on 3/25/2015.

 

2-panel Loop of Reflectivity/Storm Relative Velocity for the South OKC/Moore Area

 

2-panel Loop of Reflectivity/Storm Relative Velocity for the Twin Lakes, OK (KTLX) Radar on March 25, 2015

 

Recent Tornadoes in the South OKC/Moore Area (1998-2015)

 

Comparison of Significant Tornadoes in the South OKC/Moore Area (1998-2013) with the March 25, 2015 SW OKC/Moore EF2 Tornado

 

NOAA Weather Partners Video of Tornado and Wind Damage in Moore, OK