Tornado near Edmond, Oklahoma

Since mid-May, the central and eastern U.S. have seen their biggest outbreak of tornadoes since 2011, with more than 366 twisters sighted.

A large, backlit tornado moving across the Oklahoma prairie.

Tom Smetana (@twstdbro on Twitter) captured this image near Edmond, Oklahoma, on May 17, 2019. For tornado updates, also follow Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu on Twitter).

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