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Satellite Imagery for the
Tornado Outbreak of May 20, 2013

 Visible Satellite Imagery

The above image shows three discrete anvil shields associated with supercell thunderstorms. The northern-most storm was the one that spawned the Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado. The second likely produced the tornadoes near Marlow and Bray.


The satellite loop above shows how rapidly supercells formed during the afternoon of May 20th.

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