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Possible Tornado Touchdown in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday

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Mid-April is typically the time of year when tornado season gets going across America’s heartland. But on Tuesday, it was a much rarer West Coast tornado that reportedly flipped cars and caused damage.

A tornado was reported at 4:05pm PST in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday afternoon, flipping one car and moving another, according to Portland, Oregon TV station KGW. The state averages one tornado per year, according to statistics compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

A potent cold front moved through the Northwest, triggering hail in Portland, Oregon and the tornado, which was confirmed by the National Weather Service’s Portland office on Tuesday evening.

No injuries were reported with the tornado, per KGW. The tornado damaged three cars “significantly”, and a Lane Community College official said it was “rain and hail wrapped”, according to a National Weather Service report.

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

 

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