2008 Vancouver tornado
Radar loop of the thunderstorm which spawned the tornado
January 10, 2008
12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Clark County, Washington
2008 Vancouver tornado was a rare tornado that occurred in the city of Vancouver, Washington on January 10, 2008. The NWS rated this storm to be an EF-1 (wind speeds of 90-110 mph). [2 ] [3 ]
National Weather Service briefly posted a Tornado Warning, but quickly retracted it. The tornado was immediately accompanied by several [4 ] funnel clouds, and an advisory issued stated that more funnel clouds were possible. A funnel cloud was seen to the south of the tornado in [5 ] Gresham, Oregon. The storm was a rare event in the [5 ] Pacific Northwest. [4 ]
Damage to a marina in Vancouver
Damage reports showed widespread downed power lines, malfunctioning traffic lights, and roofing that had been ripped off.
Although the majority of damage was light in nature, [2 ] in at least one case a home was completely demolished. [6 ] At least 126,000 customers had lost power because of the storm. [5 ] [7 ]
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Coordinates: 45°40′26″N 122°41′57″W / 45.673893°N 122.699223°W