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The Fujita Tornado Scale
See Belle's Story
F-scale Winds Damage Potential Examples (if applicable)
F0
40-72 MPH
Light damage
Some chimney damage, branches broken off trees, shallow-rooted trees pushed over and signs damaged.
Not available
F1
73-112 MPH
Moderate damage
Peels shingles of rooftops, overturns mobile homes, and blows cars off of the road.
Albertville, MN (2002)
F2
113-157 MPH
Considerable damage
Roofs torn off frame houses, mobile homes destroyed, large trees snapped or uprooted and light objects turned into "missles"
Fridley/Spring Lake Park, MN (1986)*
Nashville, TN (1998)
F3
158-206 MPH
Severe damage
Roofs and walls torn off of well-built houses, trains overturned, can uproot most trees in a forest and lifts cars off the ground
Ladysmith, WI (2002)
Siren, WI (2001)
F4
207-260 MPH
Devastating damage
Well-built homes leveled, structures with weak foundations thrown for considerable distance, and turns large objects into "missles"
Granite Falls, MN (2000)
La Plata, MD (2002)
F5
261-318 MPH
INCREDIBLE DAMAGE!!!
Well-built homes swept completely off foundations, Car-sized missles fly in the tornado for more than 100 yards, trees are debarked, and other incredible (and very deadly) phenomena occur.
Moore, OK (1999)
Andover, KS (1991)
Tri-state Tornado (1925)

Source: Storm Prediction Center


The Rabies Scale
See the Golden Fox Legend.
Level % chc of Fatality Window of Treatability Typical Vectors**
1
Not Fatal
Treatable at home, no doctor needed.
Some Mice and Hamsters, Young Foxes
2
Less than 1%***
2 to 4 weeks
A few wolves/coyotes, adolescent foxes.
3 Earth Strength
About 50% (untreated)
2 to 4 weeks.
Adult Male Foxes.
4
About 90% (untreated)
3 to 5 days
Adult Female Foxes, Most Golden Foxes (regardless of gender)
5 EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!
100% untreated.
24 hrs or LESS
(possibly as little as 60 minutes)
Alpha Golden Foxes only.

NOTE: The good news is that all vulpine citizens can control their rabies and there is no danger to the human population unless they are really angry.
The Saffir-Simpson Scale (for Hurricanes)
See the Mason Island page on this site.
Category Wind Speed (MPH) Barometric Pressure (millibars) Damage Potential
1
74-95 MPH
>980 mb
Minimal
2
96-110 MPH
961-980 mb
Moderate
3
111-130 MPH
941-960 mb
Extensive
4
131-155 MPH
920-940 mb
Extreme
5
156 MPH+
Less than 920 mb
CATASTROPHIC!!!

Source: National Hurricane Center

*: Just for the record, I actually saw this tornado with my own eyeballs...I think.
**: Not all vulpine citizens have rabies.
***: The only fatal cases of level 2 rabies are those who have weakened immune systems.

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