What is the fastest recorded speed for a tornado?
The fastest traveling speed on record for a tornado is 73 miles per hour, recorded with the Tri-State tornado of 1925. The fastest wind speed recorded in a tornado was 302 miles per hour, measured in the Oklahoma City tornado of 1999.
In terms of forward speed a tornado usually moves faster. The average tornado moves at 35 mph, sometimes faster than 60 mph. Hurricanes usually move at 10-20mph, rarely as high as 40 mph. In terms of wind speed a tornado can be much stronger The fastest wind recorded in a hurricane were 190 mph. The fastest winds recorded in a tornado were 302 mph.
The fastest wind speed recorded in a tornado was 302 mph in the Oklahoma City tornado of May 3, 1999. However, wind measurements in tornadoes are rare and it is likely that other tornadoes had faster winds but did not have them measured. The fastest speed a tornado is known to have traveled is 73 mph. That was the Tri-State tornado of March 18, 1925. This tornado also holds the record for duration (3 hours…
Note that the size of a tornado does not necessarily correspond to its wind speed. The largest tornado on record, which struck near El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31, 2013 was 2.6 miles wide at its widest point. It holds the record for the second fastest wind speed recorded in a tornado at 296 miles per hour. The fastest wind speed recorded was in the tornado that struck the suburbs of Oklahoma City on May…
The fastest forward speed ever recorded for a tornado was 73 mph, though the tornado that set the record did not travel that fast at all times. At that speed it would take about 14 days to circle the earth. The average tornado travels at about 35 mph, at which speed it would take between 29 and 30 days to circle the earth.
It is not known for certain. The fastest wind speed ever recorded in a tornado was a gust to 302 mph. This occurred in the F5 tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area on May 3, 1999. However, the vast majority of tornadoes never have their winds measured, so it is probably that other tornadoes had stronger winds.
The fastest wind speed ever recorded anywhere was 302 mph (486 km/h) in an F5 tornado as it tore through Bridge Creek, Oklahoma on May 3, 1999. The measurement was obtained with Doppler radar, so it technically was not a direct measurement. The fastest directly recorded wind speed was a gust to 253 mph (408 km/h) recorded on Barrow Island, Australia on April 10, 1996.
On May 03, 1999a series of tornados hit the suburbs of Oklahoma City. Now, this is not that unusual for Oklahoma except that one of the tornados resulted in a recorded wind speed of 318 MPH or 509 KM/H, the world's fastest tornado ever recorded. The tornado ranked F-5 on the 0 to 6 Fujita scale, just 1 MPH short of being classified a F-6, a feat that has not been accomplished to this day.
The fastest winds measured in a tornado were 302 mph in a tornado that struck the Oklahoma City area on May 3, 1999. However, other tornadoes may have had faster winds that were not measured, as it is rare to get an actual wind measurement from a tornado. The fastest known traveling speed of a tornado was 73 mph in the Tr-State tornado of March 18, 1925.