F1 Tornado - Fujita Scale

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F1 Tornado Facts

Below are some basic F1 Tornado facts...

  • An F1 tornado has a rating classification of Weak.
  • The F1 rating was replaced by EF1 under the new Enhanced Fujita Scale.
  • From 1970 to 2002, F1 tornados account for 36% of all tornados occurence in the United States.
  • In the 1970s, there was more damage caused by F1 tornadoes than by other Fujita categories
  • From 1950 to 2011, F0 and F1 tornados account for 4% of all tornados related deaths in the United States.
  • A tornado rated an F1 has winds speeds between 73 to 112 MPH (117 to 180 km/h).
  • The damage from a F1 tornado is moderate. Houses and buildings can suffer surface damage to roofs. It can push mobile homes off foundation and even overturn and move vehicles off the road.

F1 Tornado Damage Example

F1 tornado damage example