May 3rd overpass tornado?

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There were 7 locations on 3 May 1999 where tornadoes crossed Interstate highways in central Oklahoma. At 3 of those 7 locations, a highway overpass was directly in the path of the tornado when it crossed the highway and at ALL 3 of those locations – there was a fatality.

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The 1999 Bridge Creek–Moore tornado (locally referred to as the May 3rd tornado) was a large and exceptionally powerful F5 tornado in which the highest wind speeds ever measured globally were recorded at 301 ± 20 miles per hour (484 ± 32 km/h) by a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) radar. Considered the strongest tornado ever recorded to have affected the metropolitan area, the tornado devastated ...

**WARNING!! DO NOT TAKE COVER UNDERNEATH AN OVERPASS WHEN A TORNADO IS APPROACHING!!!*** This video defines the beginning of storm chasing for TornadoVideo...

This F3 tornado (A3 on the outbreak map at right) was the first of a dozen tornadoes documented by scientists in the field on May 3. The same storm later produced an F5 tornado in Newcastle, Moore, and Del City, OK. The photo was taken from inside one of three VORTEX-99 mobile mesonet vehicles.

Three overpasses were directly struck by tornadoes during the May 3 outbreak, resulting in fatalities at each location. Two occurred as a result of the Bridge Creek–Moore F5, while the third occurred in rural Payne County, which was struck by an F2 tornado.

Deadly Overpass Refuge This bridge with girders, at 16th St. and Interstate 44 in Newcastle, OK, was where one person was killed by the Bridge Creek/Moore tornado of 3 May 1999.

Extreme video of the last F5 tornado to strike the U.S. -- Bridgecreek to Moore, OK on May 3, 1999. TornadoVideos**** storm chasers document the violent, 1-mile wide wedge from within 1/8 mile away!

📷On May 3, 1999, multiple supercell thunderstorms produced many large and damaging tornadoes in central Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours. Some of these storms were killers, including the twisters which moved through and/or near Dover, Shawnee, Perry and Bridge Creek, and the Moore and southern Oklahoma City metropolitan areas.

During the May 3rd tornado case, the people were seeking shelter under the west side of the bridge, perhaps assuming that being on the same side of the bridge as the direction from which the tornado was approaching would offer the most protection. This might be true if the winds were only from that direction during the event.

There were 7 locations on 3 May 1999 where tornadoes crossed Interstate highways in central Oklahoma. At 3 of those 7 locations, a highway overpass was directly in the path of the tornado when it crossed the highway and at ALL 3 of those locations – there was a fatality. There were 3 people killed near or underneath highway overpass bridges on May 3.

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