Fujita scale

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Fujita scale

(fuːˈdʒiːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) a scale for expressing the intensity of a tornado, ranging from F0 (light damage) to F5 (incredible damage)
[C20: named after Tetsuya Fujita, Japanese meteorologist]
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On May 25, 2008, a rare, large and destructive EF-5 Tornado, based on the Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale, created a 43 mile long path across Butler and Black Hawk counties killing eight people, injuring dozens and causing several millions of dollars worth of destruction.
He winds up with a close examination of what we still need to know about the effects of wind on humans, and includes helpful information on the Beaufort scale, the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, the world's worst tropical cyclones, the Fujita tornado scale, wind force and wind chill.
30pm local time on Monday, the storms hit F-5 on the Fujita tornado scale.