Tornado: Highest Recorded Wind Speed in Tornado (via Doppler Radar)
|Record Value||135 m/s (302 mph)|
|Date of Event||3/5/1999|
|Length of Record||~1996-present|
|Geospatial Location||Bridge Creek Oklahoma [35°14'N, 97°44'W, elevation 416 m (1365 ft)]|
Mobile Doppler radars such as the University of Oklahoma's Doppler on Wheels have remotely sensed tornado wind speeds above ground level as high as about 302 mph. Note that is NOT the fastest "measured" wind speed since the winds are not directly determined by instrumentation but rather established by computer doppler wind algorithms.
Closeup and Regional Satellite Images of Bridge Creek Oklahoma