Report: Tornado Carried Truck 27 Miles

Arkansas meteorologist has the measurement

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 1, 2014 5:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – Just how powerful was that tornado that hit Arkansas over the weekend? A meteorologist says it caused a truck to travel 27 miles the hard way—carried along solely by the tornado's winds, reports USA Today. Darby Bybee of KHBS-TV in Fort Smith says the truck was carried from Mayflower to near Vilonia. That meshes with the path of the EF4 tornado and its 180mph winds. "I haven't heard of trucks being thrown that far," an expert at Arizona State tells the newspaper.

A Vilonia High School license plate sits in storm debris in Vilonia, Ark.
A Vilonia High School license plate sits in storm debris in Vilonia, Ark.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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