# What is the size range of a tornado?

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## What is the biggest size of a tornado?

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.

## What size tornado can pick up a car?

An EF-1 tornado can push a moving car off the road and an EF-2 tornado can pick a car off the ground.

## How wide are F5 tornadoes?

The tornado was massive, up to 1.8 miles wide, and traveled at forward speeds of about 50 miles per hour. It first struck Glazier and Higgins in the Texas Panhandle, devastating both towns and producing at least 69 fatalities in Texas before crossing into Oklahoma.

## What is the difference between F5 and EF5 tornado?

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.

## Is a F6 tornado possible?

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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## Do cows actually fly in tornadoes?

A: Tornadoes have tipped over trains and sucked up cows, but the objects that travel farthest are, not surprisingly, small and light.

## Do cows really fly in tornadoes?

Tornadoes have been proven to be able to pick up objects far heavier than a cow, including cars and even entire houses, so our basic simulation of wind gusts in a single, constant direction are unfortunately not enough to draw a definitive conclusion.