Tornado season right here in the middle of tornado alley absolutely sucks, I hate it. I was in Andrew and a couple earthquakes, but nothing's as scary as this ****, IMO. The reason is b/c you get *some* warning, but it's pretty worthless if it's beyond an F3. There's a lot of red clay here which makes it difficult to dig, so there aren't many underground shelters.
During an outbreak, there was an F5/F6 on the ground for a couple hours, it just kept growing. That went through Oklahoma City/Moore in 1999, I can't remember how many people were killed. The meteorologist was damn near crying telling everyone that if they're not underground, they're not going to make it.
This is the tornado, that's a funnel, not a cloud.
I've seen quite a few tornados, but I'm glad I wasn't here for that one. What you see here is it's path where it sucked the grass out of the ground.
I don't know how many touched down that night, but I was here when over 100 touched down in the state a few years before that. That was nuts.
Here's more from May 3, 1999.