Fujita Scale Explained – Part 1





Part one of two.

Although the Fujita scale has been replaced by the “enhanced” Fujita scale, I still see lots of misinformation in comments regarding the Fujita scale all across YouTube. I’m uploading this video in response to all of that misinformation.

*UPDATED*

I’m going to attempt to identify which tornadoes are used in this video. Some of the tornadoes I don’t know at all and will mark them with four question marks (????). Some of the tornadoes I’m not 100% sure about and will list what tornado I think it is but will place two question marks at the end (??). If anybody knows which tornadoes these are or if I labeled any of the tornadoes wrong please inform me so I can correct/update it.

0:32-0:48 Last Chance, CO 7/21/1993
1:19-1:35 Last Chance, CO 7/21/1993
1:36-1:57 Spartanburg, SC 4/28/1990 (Thanks CobraKing619 for identifying it.)
1:57-2:09 Spearman, TX 5/31/1990 (Thanks hfkjehgufihgiufewi for identifying it.)
2:10-2:23 Hodges, TX 5/13/1989 (Thanks CobraKing619 for identifying it.)
2:23-3:08 Gull Lake, MN 7/5/1991
3:08-3:32 Billings, OK 4/26/1991 (Thanks CobraKing619 for identifying it.)
3:32-3:51 Denver, CO 7/2/1987
4:49-5:04 Fritch, TX 6/27/1992
5:12-5:33 North Platte, NE 6/25/1989
7:01-7:44 Fridley, MN 7/18/1986

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Originally posted 2018-08-06 11:10:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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24 thoughts on “Fujita Scale Explained – Part 1

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  2. I'm thinking dhammerindy and VF1Skullangel are the same person, because they both make completely illogical arguments. It's nonsensical. I just can't tell if they are really so stupid mentally challenged, or if they are simply trolling.

  3. Your so damn right. Nothing is good enough in the eyes of these stupid technocrats. I never knew what the problem with the good old scale was.
    To me it was reliable. This new one is much too subjective.

    What if they encounter an F6 (which would probably be a EF8, what a bullshit) ?????

  4. no. the Enhanced Fujita scale was made to reflect better examinations of tornado damage surveys, so as to align wind speeds more closely with associated storm damage. Better standardizing and elucidating what was previously subjective and ambiguous, it also adds more types of structures and vegetation, expands degrees of damage, and better accounts for variables such as differences in construction quality.

  5. Ran out of space. Anyway, each DI has associated DoDs that have estimated wind speeds. Some of them go beyond 200mph (I think the max is 268 or something), so it's certainly possible for a tornado to be given an estimated speed of 260+. But it makes no sense to put out an estimate that can't be supported, so survey teams have to use whatever the maximum degree of damage was. In most cases there aren't any structures that can withstand more than 200-210mph, so that's what the max rating often is.

  6. What? I mean no offense but that's the most insane thing I've ever heard. Most people know very little about the F-scale in the first place, but it has precisely zero to do with a tornado in progress. The EF scale was implemented because it fixes many of the problems with the original, and it gives more realistic wind speed estimates. EF5 is listed "200+" because most structures aren't able to withstand winds greater than that. It doesn't mean a tornado CAN'T be estimated higher than that.

  7. Because the original scale was seriously lacking. The EF scale is actually simpler in some respects because it's more standardized. The Fujita scale was quite subjective. With the EF scale survey teams know exactly what indicators (DIs) to look for, and they have a list of Degrees of Damage to determine pretty precisely what the required wind speed is. It also takes into account construction quality and other important factors.

    It isn't perfect, but it's a big improvement over the original.

  8. @HERPTOLOGY44 Why would you change something that has been PROVEN F5 winds have been reported beyond 220mph+ is it rare? Yes Tornado's like that happen once a decade or so like greensberg or OK 1999. What are we going to classify Tornadoes that go beyond 200+? EF6? EF7? How does an EF scale system causes deaths? Simple it creates doubt. People doubt its capablities thus people go on about their lives during a Tornado when it could be more dangerous than you think…

  9. @HERPTOLOGY44 Actually many like myself have and haven't you noticed the sudden increase of Tornado deaths since the stupid thing was put into service? It has doubled because people "Doubt" its F5 capablities.

  10. They didn't If you had paid attention to this you'd realize that the scale is based on damage, not wind speed. The wind speed estimates for the categories were adjusted because scientists believe the estimates of the original scale were too high.

  11. i dont like the EF Scale because an EF5 tornado is weaker than an F5 tornado. While an F5 is 260 – 318 mph the EF5 is over 200 mph. They just downgraded the scale for some reason.

  12. The reason we have more tornadoes than in the past, is that we are better at both detecting and reporting them. There is no notable increase in tornado activity due to global warming(in West Virginia).

  13. global warming has NOTHING, I repeat, absolutely NOTHING to do with the re-vamping of the Fujita scale. Enough with the politicising of EVERY weather event with "global warming" bullshit, k ?? You people are such sheep.

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