640: Tornado Hunter

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Tornado Hunter
The Fujita scale was replaced by the enhanced Fujita scale in 2007, but I think 'EF-5' sounds stupid, so I vote we just use the new measurements for assigning number but still call them 'F-whatever'.
Title text: The Fujita scale was replaced by the enhanced Fujita scale in 2007, but I think 'EF-5' sounds stupid, so I vote we just use the new measurements for assigning number but still call them 'F-whatever'.

[edit] Explanation

This is a play on the occupations/hobbies "tornado chaser" - someone who, instead of evacuating the area like normal people, actually goes in to get a closer look at the tornado - and "big game hunter", who often kill for trophies. Tornado chasers are typically, but not always, meteorologists. The "F-3" is a reference to the Fujita scale used to classify tornado intensity. It goes from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest, with an updated Enhanced Fujita scale, as mentioned in the title text, being used in the US since 2007.

[edit] Transcript

[Two people are in a car, which is driving past a cactus. The passenger has a pith helmet and a mustache.]
Cueball: The tornado's three miles west, moving northeast at 15 mph.
Passenger: Go right; get ahead of it.
[A tornado is visible. The passenger pulls out a gun, and stands up in the car.]
Passenger: Okay, we're in range! Stop here!
[The passenger fires the gun at the tornado.]
BANG
Tornado: AUGH!
Passenger: Big one! Must be an F-3!
Cueball: I'm not sure we're doing this right.
Passenger: Help me mount it on the hood.
[The passenger is holding the tornado by its tail.]
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Discussion

I'm not sure if Randall knew this, but the "EF" in the Enhanced Fujita ratings is still pronounced the same as the letter F.--68.97.21.122 02:51, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm Australian, but I have been given to believe tornados don't normally occur in areas where cacti grow? 108.162.250.223 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
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