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Severe Weather in the Central High Plains; Heavy Rain in the Mid-Atlantic

Strong to severe storms capable of strong wind gusts and large hail are possible over portions of the central High Plains. A stalled front is expected to bring additional showers and flash flooding risks from the northern Mid-Atlantic to the Carolinas through Thursday. Red flag warnings in effect in the Pacific Northwest and the southern Great Basin. Read More >

Overview

On October 28, 2018, an EF-0 tornado briefly developed in North Portland around 3 PM. The tornado was on the ground for approximately two minutes and caused some minor damage, including snapping some tree limbs and a few small tree trunks. Three semi-truck trailers were overturned in a parking area near Marine Drive, with some minor roof damage observed on a nearby building. A National Weather Service storm survey team rated the tornado an EF-0 with estimated peak wind speeds of 74 mph, based upon this observed damage.

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