John can you explain...

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By snofisher on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 07:47 pm: Edit Post

the new tornado scale from the F catagory to the new EF catagory???


By admin on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 09:23 am: Edit Post

The "E" stands for enhanced. The scale (Fujita) still catagorizes winds from a tornado based on the damage they cause, although the estimation of those winds are done using slightly different, and more refined, examinations of the damage they caused.

So in a nutshell, they are just using different parameters to estimate the wind speeds when they are looking at the damage caused by a tornado.

-John


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