Frequent question: How high are the winds in an F5 tornado *?

How strong are the winds in an F5?

An F5 tornado was estimated to have wind speeds of 261-318 mph. The EF scale dramatically reduced the wind speeds for the highest tornado rating with EF5 tornadoes considered to have wind speeds greater than 200 mph.

What is the levels of tornado?

The Fujita Scale

F-Scale Number Intensity Phrase Wind Speed
F0 Gale tornado 40-72 mph
F2 Significant tornado 113-157 mph
F3 Severe tornado 158-206 mph
F4 Devastating tornado 207-260 mph

What’s the difference between F5 and EF5?

Differences from the Fujita scale

The old scale lists an F5 tornado as wind speeds of 261–318 mph (420–512 km/h), while the new scale lists an EF5 as a tornado with winds above 200 mph (322 km/h), found to be sufficient to cause the damage previously ascribed to the F5 range of wind speeds.

What tornado is the strongest?

Officially, the widest tornado on record is the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of May 31, 2013 with a width of 2.6 miles (4.2 km) at its peak.

Can there be F6 tornadoes?

There is no such thing as an F6 tornado, even though Ted Fujita plotted out F6-level winds. The Fujita scale, as used for rating tornados, only goes up to F5. Even if a tornado had F6-level winds, near ground level, which is *very* unlikely, if not impossible, it would only be rated F5.

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