Elkins Cleans Up
Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado
Posted: January 31, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Todd Peterson was installing a dishwasher in a rental property in Elkins at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday when he saw three trash bins spinning over a cul-de-sac.
At A Glance
Enhanced Fujita Scale
The Enhanced Fujita Scale is used to assign a tornado a rating based on estimated wind speeds and related damage. When tornado-related damage is surveyed, it is compared to a list of damage indicators and degrees of damage that help estimate the range of wind speeds the tornado likely produced.
-EF-0: 65-85 mph
-EF-1: 86-110 mph
-EF-2: 111-135 mph
-EF-3: 136-165 mph
-EF-4: 166-200 mph
-EF-5: More than 200 mph
Source: National Weather Service
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