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Severe Weather and Heavy Rain in the Southern Plains; Record Warmth in the Great Lakes and Northeast

Scattered severe thunderstorms with a threat of large hail, severe wind gusts, heavy rainfall, and scattered flash flooding are likely across parts of the southern Plains. Record high temperatures from the Great Lakes to the Northeast are expected through Thursday. Read More >


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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