Why is the tornado scale that measures the severity of a tornado called the F scale?

The F scale that measures the severity of a tornado is actually named after the meteorologist who came up with the scale.

His name was Tetsuya Theodore (Ted) Fujita, or “Mr. Tornado” to those who knew him.

The “F” came from his last name.

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