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    Fridays Tornado in Oklahoma

    They just reported that it will go down in the record books as the widest tornado in history at 2.6 miles wide also said it was an EF5

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    Yeah, my Son just started college in Chickasa, OK. Right around where those storms were. I am terrified. for the next 4 years or so I have to watch tornados roll around him.

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    OKC has had more than their fair share of F5's
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    That sucks....too much of this crap going on.....hopefully the weather will settle down and give them a break, they need it.

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    I read they est 295 MPH winds! 2.6 miles wide that is just crazy!

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    2nd strongest winds ever recorded on earth also I believe.

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    yep 318 or 308 was recorded in the moore,ok f5 back in 99'

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    The one in 99 was less than 1 mph from being and f6 319 would have been a f6. That tornado just missed me by a few miles. I had just driven through Moore with a load of lumbar. I got home and watched the storm rip through the rest of Oklahoma to the east. Several people were killed under the overpasses I went under. I was very fortunate.
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    It's still just hard to imagine. Hopefully we don't see anything like that again
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamblerjewell View Post
    The one in 99 was less than 1 mph from being and f6 319 would have been a f6. That tornado just missed me by a few miles. I had just driven through Moore with a load of lumbar. I got home and watched the storm rip through the rest of Oklahoma to the east. Several people were killed under the overpasses I went under. I was very fortunate.
    No such thing as an "official" F-6 or EF-6. Dr. Fujita coined an F-6 on the old Fujita scale as an inconceivable tornado. Never was officially recognized as a category of storm, rather left an "open door" for future classification of wind speed and damage. It can be deduced that this is a theoretical construct as damage ratings cannot exceed "complete destruction" and even with the 318 mph wind recorded, this was a few hundred feet above ground level.
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    Yes a lot of people died in the 99' tornado under the overpasses. Everyone had seen the video from the early 90s of the people in Kansas taking cover when that weak tornado hit. Your asking for trouble when you get underneath a bridge with 200mph winds funneling through it not to mention the debris that will be pulled through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillGSX View Post
    No such thing as an "official" F-6 or EF-6. Dr. Fujita coined an F-6 on the old Fujita scale as an inconceivable tornado. Never was officially recognized as a category of storm, rather left an "open door" for future classification of wind speed and damage. It can be deduced that this is a theoretical construct as damage ratings cannot exceed "complete destruction" and even with the 318 mph wind recorded, this was a few hundred feet above ground level.

    Actually...the original Fujita scale goes to F12, but they only recognized and used F-0 to F-5. So yes, there is an "official" F-6, but it will never be recognized or used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamblinman View Post
    Actually...the original Fujita scale goes to F12, but they only recognized and used F-0 to F-5. So yes, there is an "official" F-6, but it will never be recognized or used.

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    Hahah...no. Your keyboard goes to F12 maybe.

    Anything above F-6 was used as a gauge of wind speed measurement up to Mach 1. This was never officially recognized or implemented. This was a huge part of my Doctoral dissertation with input from Brian Smith and Allen Pearson, who both worked directly with Dr. Tetsuya Fujita while the scale was being developed.
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