Wind speeds for tornadoes and hurricanes

Updated:

Hurricane wind speeds (sustained):

  • Category 1: 74-95 MPH
  • Category 2: 96-110 MPH
  • Category 3: 111-129 MPH
  • Category 4: 130-156 MPH
  • Category 5: 157 MPH or higher

 

Tornado wind speeds:

  • F0: 40-72 MPH
  • F1: 73-112 MPH
  • F2: 113-157 MPH
  • F3: 158-206 MPH
  • F4: 207-260 MPH
  • F5: 261-318