Re: A new "Tornado" intensity rating scale
Cyndi Castro (ccastro@UTEP.EDU)
Wed, 5 Feb 1997 10:07:57 -0700
To the List with a thanks to Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor, High Adventure
Explorer Post 72, Boulder, CO. for the original posting.
ps. I am sorry to those who have already seen it, but I thought there may be
others how would like it as well.
>Just thought the readers might get a chuckle out of this post shared by
>A new tornado scale inspired by the movie
>"twister" by Joseph D'Aleo, Chief of
>One of the more memorable highlights of the
>movie "Twister" was the flying cow. That
>scene inspires a new scale* for measuring
>tornadoes . . . the MOO-jita Scale.
>*(editor's note: tornadoes are rated on the Fujita scale according to
>M0 - Cows in an open field are spun around
>parallel to the wind flow and become mildly
>M1 - Cows are tipped over and "can't get
>M2 - Cows begin rolling in the wind.
>M3 - Cows tumble and bounce.
>M4 - Cows are airborne.
>M5 - Steak!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City