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Gather Data.2

B- Tornado Statistics

checkmarkClick here to go to the FUJITA SCALE site.

  • Look at the two pie charts and read the descriptions.
  1. What years of data are these statistics made from?
  2. What percentage of all tornadoes are considered:
    1. weak?
    2. strong?
    3. violent?
  3. Did the number of people killed by tornadoes increase or decrease after 1950?
  • Scroll down to "The Fujita Scale"
  1. What kinds of damage are typical of these tornadoes?
    1. weak (F0 and F1)?
    2. strong (F2 and F3)?
    3. violent (F4 and F5)?


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