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A supercell thunderstorm approaches lush farmland west of El Reno Oklahoma in early March. Such storms can produce flash flood rainfall, large hail and occasionally tornadoes.

Potentially deadly

Wyoming rainbow ~ A lightning bolt strikes through a rainbow during a thunderstorm over Sheridan, Wyo., on June 15, 2005. Photo: Ryan Brennecke / AP

The EF5, 2.6 mile wide El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado on 05/31/13, picture taken by Tony Laubach. I hate this tornado with a burning passion.

El Reno tornado, at 2.6 miles across, was widest on record

El Reno tornado, at 2.6 miles across, was widest on record (Photo: Richard Rowe / Reuters file)