What are the six categories of a tornado?

What are the six categories of a tornado?

Tornado Classification

Weak EF0, EF1 Wind speeds of 65 to 110 mph
Strong EF2, EF3 Wind speeds of 111 to 165 mph
Violent EF4, EF5 Wind speeds of 166 to 200 mph or more

Are tornadoes rated in categories?

Tornadoes are classified into five categories, F-0 through F-5. F-0 tornadoes are the mildest. F-5 tornadoes are the most dangerous (and the rarest). F-5 261-318 mph, Violent damage, homes lifted off foundation and carried considerable distances, autos thrown as far as 100 meters.

How big is an F5?

F5 261-318 mph 419-512 km/h INCREDIBLE DAMAGE: Homes leveled with all debris removed. Schools, motels, and other larger structures have considerable damage with exterior walls and roofs gone. Top stories demolished.

Can you survive a F5 tornado?

A small percentage of folks living in tornado-prone areas still believe that the only way to survive an EF5 tornado is by sheltering below ground. But scientific research has proven that properly engineered and built above ground storm shelters are more than capable of standing up to 250 mph winds to save lives.

What is EF in tornado ratings?

The Enhanced Fujita Scale or EF Scale, which became operational on February 1, 2007, is used to assign a tornado a ‘rating’ based on estimated wind speeds and related damage.

Is an F12 tornado possible?

The original Fujita Scale actually goes up to F12. An F12 tornado would have winds of about 740 MPH, the speed of sound. Roughly 3/4 of all tornadoes are EF0 or EF1 tornadoes and have winds that are less than 100 MPH. EF4 and EF5 tornadoes are rare but cause the majority of tornado deaths.

Can a tank survive a tornado?

The only tornado that would be able to do serious damage to a 70 ton tank is an EF-5. Depending on how strong the winds are, and if it can catch the tank, it will move, and definitely damage it, but not in the same way as a semi truck or freight train.