Poll: (Hypothetical) Tornado Damage Survey Teams (1 Viewer)

Which Tornado Damage Survey Team Would You Pick?

  • Gary Woodall, Greg Stumpf, John Robinson, Tim Marshall

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Thomas Grazulis, Greg Forbes, Ted Fujita, James Spann

    Votes: 10 100.0%

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Which team would you trust more to conduct tornado damage surveys?
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From left: Gary Woodall, Greg Stumpf, John Robinson, Tim Marshall. Thomas Grazulis, Greg Forbes, Ted Fujita, James Spann
 

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Fujita was the man back in the day, but some of his work doesn’t hold as much water under modern scrutiny.

I’d go with any team that includes Tim Marshall. He’s simply the most knowledgeable, is privy to the most current surveying methods, and has the best instinct and intuition when comparing context with structural integrity. Anyone who calls him “too conservative” hasn’t given his work an objective look.
 
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James Spann is an excellent weather broadcaster but as far as I know isn't really a damage expert.

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I chose the right team (pun intended) mainly because it has Grazulis, and he is hard to argue with in terms of ratings; he's a lot more accurate, reliable and consistent then Fujita or the NWS ever was (especially pre-1990); I'll trust Grazulis and Forbes a lot more then anyone else on the left team. Forbes is usually pretty reliable with his ratings. While Fujita's ratings (and his logic behind them) were a bit strange I'll still side with him as he is the man who developed the first scale to measure tornadoes and laid the groundwork for measuring tornado intensity that continues to this day.
 

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