An F4 tornado is the second most intense tornado on the retired Fujita Scale. An F4 will have wind speeds between 207 and 260 mph (333 to 418 km/h). F4 tornadoes can cause devastating damage. On the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the tornado damage scale that replaced the Fujita Scale, an F4 tornado is now an EF4 tornado. An EF4 tornado has wind speeds between 166 and 200 mph (267 and 322 km/h).
One of the deadliest F4 tornadoes in U.S. history was the 1902 Goliad Texas tornado on May 18th, 1902. It caused death and destruction in the town of Goliad in Texas. It killed 114 people and injured 250. It caused an estimated $125,000 in damage or $3.6 million in 2018 USD.
Below is a list of the top five deadliest F4 tornadoes between 1950 and Jan 31st, 2007.
Below are photos of some F4 tornadoes throughout history.