Top U.S. tornado videos of 2013

A general under-performance of tornado activity continued for the second straight year across the United States during 2013. But what the country missed in pure numbers, it made up for in powerful events.

While the largest tornado outbreaks occurred in times typically not noted as the main tornado season, spring was full of dangerous days, with the majority of the violent tornado activity centered on May.

In a number of instances below, there may have been several top videos that could have been selected. Rozel, Moore, Bennington, El Reno and the November 17 outbreak in particular all had their fair share of striking videos.

February 10, 2013 – EF4 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
by Basehunters via TVN

April 11, 2013 – EF3 in Noxubee County Mississippi
by Tony Sudduth’s son

May 15, 2013 – EF4 in Granbury, Texas
by Pikachu

May 18, 2013 – EF4 near Rozel, Kansas
by Dick McGowan

Also see our video and pictures of this tornado

May 19, 2013 – EF4 in Shawnee, Oklahoma
by Brandon Sullivan of Tornado Titans

May 20, 2013 – EF5 in Moore, Oklahoma
by Charles Cook

May 27, 2013 – EF3 near Lebanon, Kansas
by Brandon Ivey

May 28, 2013 – EF3 near Bennington, Kansas
by Verne Carlson

Also see our video and pictures of this tornado

May 31, 2013 – EF3 near El Reno, Oklahoma
by Jim Bishop

June 18, 2013 – EF1 at Denver International Airport, Colorado
by Randy Thornton

July 15, 2013 – EF2 near Poplar, Montana
by Munchy Culbertson

October 4, 2013 – EF4 near Wayne, Nebraska
by Basehunters

November 17, 2013 – EF4 near Benson, Illinois
by weatherdynamics

See more videos from the November 17 outbreak

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