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New Tornado Rating System Scales Back Winds

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New Tornado Rating System Scales Back Winds

New Tornado Rating System Scales Back Winds

New Tornado Rating System Scales Back Winds

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The National Weather service says the Tornado that struck Greensburg, Kan., had top winds of at least 205 miles per hour. If the exact same tornado had struck the same place last year, they would have rated wind speeds much higher. What changed? The rating system.

Frank Morris of member station KCUR reports.