fujita scale

Main Entry:  Fujita scale
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a classification system for the severity of a tornado based on the damage done; also called F-Scale
Example:  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.
Etymology:  named for the meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita
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