Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Greensburg Tornado and the new EF-5 Rating

First of all, my heart goes out to those affected by the Greensburg, KS tornado. That town was completely obliterated. It was a horrible thing. This tornado was HUGE, 1.7 miles wide at one point. Visit to see a few videos and stills of this monster.

The new Enhanced Fujita rating scale for tornadoes is a bit confusing, but this article from WDEF News has a great description of how this new rating system works, and why you can't compare an EF5 to an F5 from the past.

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