EF Scale: How Tornadoes are rated

Tornadoes rated from EF-1 to EF-5

The National Weather Service rates tornadoes on an EF Scale from 1 to 5.

Check out the graphic below for the ratings. (Source: National Weather Service)

Three tornadoes touched down in San Antonio on Sunday night.

An EF-1 tornado with 110 mph winds touched down near Putting Green on the city's Northeast Side, the National Weather Service said.. The tornado went on a 1.4-mile path of destruction, officials said.

Another EF-1 tornado hit the Quarry/Linda Drive area, officials said. The tornado packed winds of 105 mph and the path of the twister was 4.5 miles, officials said.

The third tornado that touched down was an EF-0 that touched down between Windcrest and Converse with winds up to 70 mph. The twister had a path length of 1.6 miles, officials said.


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