After a tornado passes, meteorologists descend on the scene of the destruction to find evidence of how strong the tornado was. In fact, this is the ONLY way that we can get information about how strong the winds were, since tornadoes never really hit weather stations to give us that information. How does a meteorologist learn to interpret tornado damage and determine the wind of the wind that caused that damage? It’s done using a special piece of software called EFKit, as explained by Creighton University student Jeff Hamilton on today’s episode of Weather Break.
To learn more about the Enhanced Fujita Scale, click here.
To download EFkit, click here.
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