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EF0 Tornado

An EF0 tornado is the weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. An EF0 will have wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph (105 and 137 km/h). The damage from an EF0 tornado will be minor. On the now retired Fujita Scale, the tornado damage scale that the Enhanced Fujita Scale replaced, an EF0 tornado use to be an F0 tornado. An F0 tornado had wind speeds less than 73 mph (116 km/h).

An EF0 tornado, the weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, will cause minor damage. EF0 wind speeds can peel the material off from some roofs. Siding and gutters will be damaged. Trees will have their branches broken, and small trees with shallow roots will be uprooted from the ground.


EF0 Tornado Facts

  1. An EF0 tornado is the weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
  2. An EF0 tornado has wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph (105 and 137 km/h).
  3. Damage from an EF0 tornado is described as minor.
  4. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 7,326 confirmed EF0 tornadoes.
  5. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 3 confirmed fatalities from EF0 tornadoes.
  6. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 145 confirmed injuries from EF0 tornadoes.
  7. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the deadliest EF0 tornadoes were on 4/19/2009 in Alabama, 6/24/2012 in Florida and 4/27/2016 in Texas. Each one of these EF0 tornadoes caused one fatality.
  8. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the EF0 tornado to cause the most injuries was on 7/10/2014 and injured 10 people.
  9. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the year with the most EF0 tornadoes was 2008 with 991.
  10. On the retired Fujita Scale, an EF0 tornado was called a F0 tornado.

Notable EF0 Tornadoes

Below is a list of the top three deadliest EF0 tornadoes between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017.

  • On March 4th, 2009, in Alabama, an EF0 tornado killed one person. (tied for 1st)
  • On June 24th, 2012, in Florida, an EF0 tornado killed one person. (tied for 1st)
  • On April 27th, 2016, in Texas, an EF0 tornado killed one person. (tied for 1st)