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Fujita scale

noun

a classification system for the severity of a tornado based on the damage done; also called F-Scale

Examples

F0, or "light" (winds of 40-72 mph; some damage to chimneys, TV antennas, roof shingles, trees, signs, and windows), accounts for about 28% of all tornadoes.

Word Origin

named for the meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita

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