F2 Tornado - Fujita Scale

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F2 Tornado Facts

Below are some basic F2 Tornado facts...

  • An F2 tornado has a rating classification of Strong.
  • The F2 rating was replaced by EF2 under the new Enhanced Fujita Scale.
  • From 1970 to 2002, F2 tornados account for 19% of all tornados occurence in the United States.
  • From 1950 to 2011, F2 and F3 tornados account for 29% of all tornados related deaths in the United States.
  • A tornado rated an F2 has winds speeds between 113 to 157 MPH (181 to 253 km/h).
  • The damage from a F2 tornado can be significant. Frame houses can have it's roof torn off. Mobile homes can be complete destroyed and train boxcar can be overturned. Large tress can be span in half or uprooted. High-rise windows can be broken and blown in and light object will be like missile projectile.

F2 Tornado Damage Example

F2 tornado damage example