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11 July 2014

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New Standard Aims to Improve Tornado, Severe Wind Estimates
By Jim LaDue, NWS Warning Decision Training Branch

For more than four decades, the go-to for rating tornadoes has been the Fujita Scale, and in the last eight years,
the Enhanced Fujita Scale, or EF Scale.   Soon, scientists and NWS field teams will have a new and powerful
benchmark by which to gauge the extreme winds in tornadoes and other severe wind events.    > Read more.