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F0 Tornado

An F0 tornado is the weakest tornado on the retired Fujita Scale. An F0 will have wind speeds less than 73 mph. F0 tornadoes can cause light damage. On the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the tornado damage scale that replaced the Fujita Scale, an F0 tornado is now an EF0 tornado. An EF0 tornado has wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph.

A F0 tornado is the weakest tornado but can still cause damage. It has wind speeds strong enough to damage chimneys. Trees can have their branches broken off, while smaller trees with shallow roots can be uprooted. Signs made of wood will be damaged.


F0 Tornado Facts

  1. An F0 tornado is the strongest tornado on the retried Fujita Scale.
  2. An F0 tornado has winds speeds less than 73 mph.
  3. Damage from a F0 tornado is described as "light".
  4. In the United States, between 1950 and Jan 31st, 2007 there was 21,767 confirmed F0 tornadoes.
  5. In the United States, between 1950 and Jan 31st, 2007 there was 21 confirmed fatalities from F0 tornadoes.
  6. In the United States, between 1950 and Jan 31st, 2007 there was 684 confirmed injuries from F0 tornadoes.
  7. In the United States, between 1950 and Jan 31st, 2007 the deadliest F0 tornado was on 5/24/1955 and killed 3 people in Georgia.
  8. In the United States, between 1950 and Jan 31st, 2007 the F0 tornado to cause the most injuries was on 6/25/1960 and injured 34 people.
  9. In the United States, between 1950 and Jan 31st, 2007 the year with the most F0 tornadoes was 2004 with 1,222.
  10. On the current Enhanced Fujita Scale, an F0 tornado is now called an EF0 tornado.

Notable F0 Tornadoes

Below is a list of the top 3 deadliest F0 tornadoes between 1950 and Jan 31st, 2007.

  • On May 24th, 1955, in Georgia an F0 tornado killed 3 people.
  • On May 1st, 1983, in Illinois an F0 tornado killed 2 people.
  • On August 9th, 1983, in Minnesota an F0 tornado killed 2 people.