2008 Vancouver tornado
Radar loop of the thunderstorm which spawned the tornado
|Formed||January 10, 2008 12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. PST|
|Max rating1||EF1 tornado|
|Areas affected||Clark County, Washington|
|1Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale|
The National Weather Service briefly posted a Tornado Warning. The tornado was immediately accompanied by several 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 Gresham, Oregon. The storm was a rare event in the Pacific Northwest.
Damage reports showed widespread downed power lines, malfunctioning traffic lights, and roofing that had been ripped off. The majority of the damage was light in nature. Vancouver Lake Crew's facilities on the east shore of Vancouver Lake were demolished in the storm. At least 126,000 customers had lost power because of the storm.
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- Video of weather conditions in the area
- Video of damage and cleanup efforts
- NOAA's close up map of swath that tornado took out.
- Public Information Statement on the storm.