SEVERE WEATHER ALERT:

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Weather 101

Although there will be a few showers on Thurs. & Fri., there will not be severe weather for awhile ; this is a good time to catch up on your weather knowledge.

Fujita Tornado Scale
F0
40-72 mph
MINIMAL DAMAGE: Some damage to chimneys, TV antennas, roof shingles, trees, and windows.

F1
73-112 mph
MODERATE DAMAGE: Automobiles overturned, carports destroyed, trees uprooted.

F2
113-157 mph
MAJOR DAMAGE: Roofs blown off homes, sheds and outbuildings demolished, mobile homes overturned.

F3
158-206 mph
SEVERE DAMAGE: Exterior walls and roofs blown off homes. Metal buildings collapsed or are severely damaged. Forests and farmland flattened.

F4
207-260 mph
DEVASTATING DAMAGE: Few walls, if any, standing in well-built homes. Large steel and concrete missiles thrown far distances.

F5
261-318 mph
INCREDIBLE DAMAGE: Homes leveled with all debris removed. Schools, motels, and other larger structures have considerable damage with exterior walls and roofs gone. Top stories demolished.

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