2008 Vancouver tornado

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2008 Vancouver tornado
EF1 tornado
Vancouver Tornado - RTX loop.gif
Radar loop of the thunderstorm which spawned the tornado
Date January 10, 2008
Time 12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. PST
Casualties None
Damages $525,000[1]
Areas affected Clark County, Washington

The 2008 Vancouver tornado was a rare tornado that occurred in the city of Vancouver, Washington on January 10, 2008.[2] The NWS rated this storm to be an EF-1 (wind speeds of 90-110 mph).[3]

The National Weather Service briefly posted a Tornado Warning, but quickly retracted it.[4] The tornado was immediately accompanied by several funnel clouds, and an advisory issued stated that more funnel clouds were possible.[5] A funnel cloud was seen to the south of the tornado in Gresham, Oregon.[5] The storm was a rare event in the 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.[2] Although the majority of damage was light in nature,[6] in at least one case a home was completely demolished.[5] At least 126,000 customers had lost power because of the storm.[7]

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  1. ^ "nov08news". American Meteorological Society. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Tornado Hits Vancouver, Hazel Dell Area". KOIN. Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  3. ^ "NCDC:Event Details". National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Tornado Strikes Vancouver". KPTV. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  5. ^ a b c "Residents still abuzz over tornado". KGW. Archived from the original on 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 
  6. ^ Skidmore, Sarah (2008-01-11). "Tornado hits Vancouver area". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  7. ^ Vogt, Tom. "Vancouver's killer tornado: Science behind the storm". The Columbian. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 

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Coordinates: 45°40′26″N 122°41′57″W / 45.673893°N 122.699223°W / 45.673893; -122.699223