Views from above of the storm system associated with the destructive May 20 EF-5 tornado in Oklahoma. An image from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the Aqua satellite shows the “supercell” thunderstorm that spawned the deadly tornado. The red line depicts the track of the mile-wide twister that passed just south of Oklahoma City.
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