How Fast Can Tornadoes Go?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 15, 2020 12:32:07 PM ET
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Using the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale, a tornado can have wind speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. The EF scale categorizes tornadoes based on the extent of damage they cause and are not actual wind speed measurements.

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