Can a tornado reach 300 mph?

How many mph can a tornado reach?

How fast do tornadoes travel? Tornadoes generally travel form the southwest and at an average speed of 30 miles per hour. However, some tornadoes have very erratic paths, with speeds approaching 70 mph.

Is 300 mph wind strong?

The strongest tornadoes can produce winds of around 300 mph which are capable of destroying all but specially designed, tornado-proof structures. Fortunately, tornadoes this powerful are also quite rare.

Can a tornado reach 400 mph?

The only evidence indicating the wind speeds found in the tornado was the damage left behind by tornadoes that struck populated areas. Some believed they reach 400 mph (640 km/h); others thought they might exceed 500 mph (800 km/h), and perhaps even be supersonic.

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