Weather Records and Events

Weak Tornadoes Strong Tornadoes Violent tornadoes
Fujita scale F0 and F1 Fujita scale F2 and F3 Fujita scale F4 and F5
88% of all tornadoes 11% of all tornadoes Less than 1% of all tornadoes
Less than 5% of tornado deaths Nearly 30% of tornado deaths 70% of all tornado deaths
Lifetime 1-10+ minutes May last 20 minutes or longer Lifetime can exceed 1 hour
Winds less than 100 mph Winds from 110 - 205 mph Winds greater than 205