Weather Service Determines Tornado Touched Down in Washington

July 25, 2016

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down near Coulee City as severe weather hit the Inland Northwest.

The weather service confirmed the tornado touched down at about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the area, about 95 miles west of Spokane. It wasn’t immediately known if any damage occurred due to the tornado.

The Spokesman-Review reported Spokane saw one-inch hail fall in some areas along with wind and rain, at least one mudslide and a couple brush fires.

tornadoAvista Utilities says about 2,500 customers were without power Friday afternoon. There were also reports of downed power lines and trees in Spokane Valley.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Windstorm Washington

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