Tornado track in Tuscaloosa, Alabama • Earth.com

Last update: June 4th, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a tornado track in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

This image was captured by the Thematic Mapper on board NASA’s Landsat 5 satellite following a historic tornado outbreak in 2011. Between April 25 and April 28, 2011, 363 tornadoes touched down across the southern, midwestern, and northeastern United States.

The unprecedented tornado outbreak resulted in the death of 348 people and cost upward of $11 billion in damage.

This particular tornado track was estimated to be caused by an EF-4, with wind speeds between 166 and 200 miles per hour.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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