The NWS concluded their storm survey and rated today’s twister the strongest in Oregon since 2010
The craziest fact? This tornado moved directly through the “downtown core” of a small Oregon town. That’s exactly what happened with the last EF-2 tornado in Aumsville. That was in mid December 2010. Take a look at the graphic from the NWS folks:
It could have been a quarter mile, or 1 mile, 2 miles etc… in some other direction but instead it went right through the middle of town. Check out the Aumsville path from 6 years ago:
Crazy stuff eh? Thanks to the Portland NWS for the quick storm survey. AND thanks to those hardworking “government workers” for getting out the Tornado Warning BEFORE the storm hit. I’ve never seen that west of the Cascades in my 23 year career. Remember that before you lump all of those workers into one (usually negative) category.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen