Q: How do scientists classify tornadoes?
How do scientists classify tornadoes?
Flexi Says: The winds of a tornado can reach very high speeds. The faster the winds blow, the greater the damage they cause. Wind speed and damage are used to classify tornadoes.
||Wind Speed (kilometers per hour)
||Wind Speed (miles per hour)
||Light - tree branches fall and chimneys may collapse
||Moderate - mobile homes, autos pushed aside
||Considerable - roofs torn off houses, large trees uprooted
||Severe - houses torn apart, trees uprooted, cars lifted
||Devastating - houses leveled, cars thrown
||Incredible - structures fly, cars become missiles
||Maximum tornado wind speed