The most powerful winds every recorded in a tornado were 301 mph. This measurement was taken from the F5 tornado that occurred near Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999.
However, this may not have been the strongest tornado that ever occurred. but the most destructive and highest winds in the world Other tornadoes may have been stronger but were never recorded as such because no measurements were taken.
The most powerful category of tornado is F5 on the Fujita scale or EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
The most powerful tornado is an f-5 tornado which can reach now over 200mph on the enhanced fujita scale and 261-318 on the regular fujita scale
In terms of energy output, a volcano is more powerful.
The most powerful August tornado on record was the Plainfield, Illinois tornado of August 28, 1990. It is the only F5 tornado on record to have struck in August. The tornado killed 29 people and injured 350. Over 300 homes were destroyed and 800 damaged.
Yes, the highest rating a tornado can achieve on the Fujita Scale is F5.
Very powerful tornadoes are often about 20,000 feet tall.
In terms of energy output an earthquake is the most powerful.
The most powerful winds recorded in a tornado were 301mph +/- 20. This was in an F5 tornado near Oklahoma City on May3, 1999. However, other tornadoes may very well have been stronger but never had their winds measured.
Powerful winds supplemented by flying debris are the primary cause of damage in a tornado.
There is no such thing as an F6 tornado.
Not really, tornado alley is one of the areas most frequented by the strongest tornadoes, rated EF4 and EF5. However, even in tornado alley you are unlikely to be hit by such a strong tornado.
An F5 Tornado is the most powerful category of tornado possible. This tornado pulls well-built homes off their foundations and into the air before shredding them and wiping the foundation clean.
There is no way of knowing for certain what the most powerful tornado was. Once a tornado reaches F5 strength it is difficult to tell whether or not it was stronger than any other F5. The tornado with the strongest recorded winds, the OKC area tornado of May 3, 1999 killed 36. However, other F5 tornadoes that did not have their winds measured may have been stronger.
A tornado is an immensly powerful whirlwind
A tornado produces very powerful rotating winds.
This depends on how powerful the tornado was.
why a tornado is a destructive force is because it is very powerful
The most powerful type of tornado is an F5 on the Fujita scale or an EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. These two categories are essentially the same.
It is probably possible, but it would normally take a very powerful tornado. Most likely of EF4 or EF5 strength.
Tornadoes do not have names, hurricanes do. A tornado will instead be referred to by the place or places it hits, or by a town it occurs near. Examples of powerful tornadoes in recent years included the 2013 Moore tornado, the 2011 Joplin tornado, and the 2011 Smithville, Mississippi tornado.
A supercell tornado is a tornado that forms from the mesocyclone of a supercell. A supercell is the most powerful type of thunderstorm on earth. These storms are characterized by tilted convection and a powerful, rotating updraft called a mesocyclone. Most tornadoes and nearly all strong tornadoes come from supercells.