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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 to 110 mph. 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 to 112 mph.

An EF1 tornado, the second weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, will cause moderate damage. EF1 wind speeds will stripped 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 winds speeds between 86 and 110 mph.
  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 a 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 3 people.
  • On December 31st, 2010 in Missouri an EF1 tornado killed 2 people. (Tied for 2nd)
  • On April 15th, 2011 in Arkansas an EF1 tornado killed 2 people. (Tied for 2nd)
  • On April 27th, 2014 in Iowa an EF1 tornado killed 2 people. (Tied for 2nd)
  • On April 2nd, 2017 in Louisiana an EF1 tornado killed 2 people. (Tied for 2nd)
  • On April 13, 2007 in Texas an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On December 15, 2007 in Georgia an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On January 29, 2008 in Indiana an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On February 12, 2008 in Louisiana an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On February 26, 2008 in Alabama an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On May 10, 2008 in Missouri an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On April 19, 2009 in Alabama an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On May 13, 2009 in Missouri an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On October 09, 2009 in Mississippi an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On June 27, 2010 in Michigan an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On September 16, 2010 in New York an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On April 27, 2011 in Alabama an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On April 27, 2011 in Tennessee an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On May 22, 2011 in Minnesota an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On August 19, 2011 in Wisconsin and Michigan an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On February 29, 2012 in Tennessee an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On February 21, 2013 in Texas an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On May 30, 2013 in Arkansas an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On June 24, 2013 in Iowa an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On December 26, 2015 in Texas an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On February 07, 2017 in Louisiana an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)
  • On April 03, 2017 in South Carolina an EF1 tornado killed 1 person. (Tied for 3rd)