html help
Home    Weather    Weather 2    Weather 3    Weather Dictionary
 

                     


The Storm Prediction Center has a brief description of the new Enhanced Fujita Scale.
Here's the full report submitted by the Wind Science and Engineering Center at Texas Tech University in PDF format.
A modification of the original Fujita Scale developed by "Dr. Tornado", T. Theodore Fujita of the University of Chicago.

New EF Scale: Old F-Scale: Typical Damage:

EF0 (65-85 mph) F0 (65-73 mph) Light damage: Peels surface off some roofs; some damage to gutters or siding; branches broken off trees; shallow-rooted trees pushed over.

EF1 (86-110 mph) F1 (73-112 mph) Moderate damage: Roofs severely stripped; mobile homes overturned or badly damaged; loss of exterior doors; windows and other glass broken.

EF2(111-135 mph) F2 (113-157 mph) Considerable damage: Roofs torn off well-constructed houses; foundations of frame homes shifted; mobile homes completely destroyed; large trees snapped or uprooted; light-object missiles generated; cars lifted off ground.

EF3 (136-165 mph) F3 (158-206 mph) Severe damage: Entire stories of well-constructed houses destroyed; severe damage to large buildings such as shopping malls; trains overturned; trees debarked; heavy cars lifted off the ground and thrown; structures with weak foundations blown away some distance.

EF4 (166-200 mph) F4 (207-260 mph) Devastating damage: Whole frame houses Well-constructed houses and whole frame houses completely leveled; cars thrown and small missiles generated.

EF5 (>200 mph) F5 (261-318 mph) Incredible damage: Strong frame houses leveled off foundations and swept away; automobile-sized missiles fly through the air in excess of 100 m (109 yd); high-rise buildings have significant structural deformation; incredible phenomena will occur.

EF No rating F6-F12 (319 and above) Inconceivable damage. Should a tornado with the maximum wind speed in excess of F5 occur, the extent and types of damage may not be conceived. A number of missiles such as iceboxes, water heaters, storage tanks, automoblies, etc.will create serious secondary damage on structures.


Airport Delays




NOAA Weather Radio
Public Service Broadcasts In the VHF Band
162.400MHz  162.425MHz  162.450MHz  162.475MHz  162.500Mhz  162.525MHz  162.550MHz


Weather Page 1   Weather Page 2   Weather Page 3

Home   HTML   Tables    Band   Poetry   Weather257   Site News   About

   © Copyright 2017


Huntington, West Virginia, weather forecast