May 31, 2013 will be talked about for many years. The El Reno EF5 with its record 2.6 width, chaser fatalities, and close calls for many others will make this one unforgettable. I started this day off in El Reno hoping to go north or south on US81 to avoid the metro area. As it turned out, no storms developed further south.
Pictures from storms over western Canadian county from west and southwest of El Reno.
The first pictures of the rotation storm base, then the stovepipe tornado to the north as I traveled east, then the much larger tornado as I briefly traveled north.
The rest of the pictures are of the storm as it moved away. The final pictures are looking back at the 2nd storm near Mustang headed toward me.