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EF1 Tornado

An EF1 tornado is the second weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. An EF1 will have wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph (138 and 177 km/h). The damage from an EF1 tornado will be moderate. On the now retired Fujita Scale, the tornado damage scale that the Enhanced Fujita Scale replaced, an EF1 tornado use to be an F1 tornado. An F1 tornado had wind speeds between 73 and 112 mph (117 and 180 km/h).

An EF1 tornado, the second weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, will cause moderate damage. EF1 wind speeds will strip most of the materials off roofs. Mobile homes will be badly damaged and can be overturned. Exterior doors will be damaged, along with broken exterior windows.


EF1 Tornado Facts

  1. An EF1 tornado is the second weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
  2. An EF1 tornado has wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph (138 and 177 km/h).
  3. Damage from an EF1 tornado is described as moderate.
  4. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 8,472 confirmed EF1 tornadoes.
  5. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 33 confirmed fatalities from EF1 tornadoes.
  6. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 716 confirmed injuries from EF1 tornadoes.
  7. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the deadliest EF1 tornado was on 2/24/2016 and killed 3 people in Virginia.
  8. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the EF1 tornado to cause the most injuries was on 5/22/2011 and injured 48 people.
  9. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the year with the most EF1 tornadoes was 2011 with 638.
  10. On the retired Fujita Scale, an EF1 tornado was called an F1 tornado.

Notable EF1 Tornadoes

Below is a list of the top 3 deadliest EF1 tornadoes between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017.

  • On February 24th, 2016, in Virginia, an EF1 tornado killed three people.
  • On December 31st, 2010, in Missouri, an EF1 tornado killed two people. (tied for 2nd)
  • On April 15th, 2011, in Arkansas, an EF1 tornado killed two people. (tied for 2nd)
  • On April 27th, 2014, in Iowa, an EF1 tornado killed two people. (tied for 2nd)
  • On April 2nd, 2017, in Louisiana, an EF1 tornado killed two people. (tied for 2nd)
  • On April 13, 2007, in Texas, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On December 15, 2007, in Georgia, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On January 29, 2008, in Indiana, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On February 12, 2008, in Louisiana, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On February 26, 2008, in Alabama, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On May 10, 2008, in Missouri, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On April 19, 2009, in Alabama, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On May 13, 2009, in Missouri, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On October 09, 2009, in Mississippi, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On June 27, 2010, in Michigan, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On September 16, 2010, in New York, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On April 27, 2011, in Alabama, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On April 27, 2011, in Tennessee, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On May 22, 2011, in Minnesota, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On August 19, 2011, in Wisconsin and Michigan, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On February 29, 2012, in Tennessee, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On February 21, 2013, in Texas, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On May 30, 2013, in Arkansas, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On June 24, 2013, in Iowa, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On December 26, 2015, in Texas, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On February 07, 2017, in Louisiana, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)
  • On April 03, 2017, in South Carolina, an EF1 tornado killed one person. (tied for 3rd)