Small Tornado in Washington Confirmed by Weather Service

January 21, 2015

The National Weather Service confirms it was a small tornado that knocked down some trees and blew around loose objects Sunday afternoon at Gig Harbor in Washington.

A Weather Service survey team determined the tornado was on the ground for 10 to 15 minutes and traveled 4 miles with a maximum width of 175 feet.

There were no injuries.

Washington typically has one or two small tornadoes a year.

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