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

(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.

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May 2, 2014 7:45 AM CDT
I can promise you all that this is not BS and that when something is taken into the vortex of a big boy it can go along for the ride and only drops with the weakening of the inner vortex winds. Lots of stuff gets thrown around and mangled up by a tornado but unless it makes it into the vortex it won't go very far, maybe only a couple hundred yards at most.
May 2, 2014 5:31 AM CDT
he left it out of gear
Scott N
May 1, 2014 10:36 PM CDT
the state tax man is looking for the owner to collect hiway taxes he skipped out of paying