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EF3 Fire Tornado

Post by ToledoRailfan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:40 pm

This wasn't a Fire whirl! This tornado was a result of the 2003 Canberra bushfires. This eleven minute documentary is worth the watch, I watched it last night!

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Re: EF3 Fire Tornado

Post by ZachL » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:15 pm

Uh, the Enhanced Fujita scale was definitely not around in 2003, nor is it used to classify "fire" tornadoes at all.
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Re: EF3 Fire Tornado

Post by ToledoRailfan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:45 pm

ZachL wrote:Uh, the Enhanced Fujita scale was definitely not around in 2003, nor is it used to classify "fire" tornadoes at all.
Uh, it would be considered an EF3 Tornado because of it having wind speeds exceeding 160 mph. This isn't a Fire whirl, this is a tornado that developed in a super cell from a Pyrocumulonimbus cloud.
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Re: EF3 Fire Tornado

Post by ZachL » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:55 pm

ToledoRailfan wrote:
ZachL wrote:Uh, the Enhanced Fujita scale was definitely not around in 2003, nor is it used to classify "fire" tornadoes at all.
Uh, it would be considered an EF3 Tornado because of it having wind speeds exceeding 160 mph. This isn't a Fire whirl, this is a tornado that developed in a super cell from a Pyrocumulonimbus cloud.
Even then, it's not an EF3 tornado, but just an F3 tornado. The EF scale did not come into fruition until 2007.
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Re: EF3 Fire Tornado

Post by ToledoRailfan » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:58 pm

ZachL wrote:
ToledoRailfan wrote:
ZachL wrote:Uh, the Enhanced Fujita scale was definitely not around in 2003, nor is it used to classify "fire" tornadoes at all.
Uh, it would be considered an EF3 Tornado because of it having wind speeds exceeding 160 mph. This isn't a Fire whirl, this is a tornado that developed in a super cell from a Pyrocumulonimbus cloud.
Even then, it's not an EF3 tornado, but just an F3 tornado. The EF scale did not come into fruition until 2007.
I don't see why you can't measure tornadoes with the EF scale before it was introduced, that is like not being able to use the metric system to describe a road that existed before the metric system was created.
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Re: EF3 Fire Tornado

Post by ZachL » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:03 am

ToledoRailfan wrote:
ZachL wrote:
ToledoRailfan wrote:
ZachL wrote:Uh, the Enhanced Fujita scale was definitely not around in 2003, nor is it used to classify "fire" tornadoes at all.
Uh, it would be considered an EF3 Tornado because of it having wind speeds exceeding 160 mph. This isn't a Fire whirl, this is a tornado that developed in a super cell from a Pyrocumulonimbus cloud.
Even then, it's not an EF3 tornado, but just an F3 tornado. The EF scale did not come into fruition until 2007.
I don't see why you can't measure tornadoes with the EF scale before it was introduced, that is like not being able to use the metric system to describe a road that existed before the metric system was created.
Simply because tornadoes were not documented as such back then.

EDIT: I just watched the video, and there's no way the EF scale was used, because Australia (to this day) still uses the standard Fujita scale and not the EF scale.
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