F3 Tornado - Fujita Scale

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F3 Tornado Facts

Below are some basic F3 Tornado facts...

  • An F3 tornado has a rating classification of Strong.
  • The F3 rating was replaced by EF3 under the new Enhanced Fujita Scale.
  • From 1970 to 2002, F3 tornados account for 5% 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 F3 has winds speeds between 158 to 206 mph (254 to 332 km/h).
  • The damage from a F3 tornado can be severe. Roof of well contructed houses can can be completely torn off. Trains can be overturned, tress can be uprooted and heavy cars can be lifted off the ground the thrown.

F3 Tornado Damage Example

F3 tornado damage example