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000 NOUS46 KPQR 210300 CCA PNSPQR ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210500- Public Information Statement...Corrected National Weather Service Portland OR 559 PM PDT Sat Mar 20 2021 Corrected touchdown/tornado start location. ...National Weather Service Damage Survey Findings for March 19, 2021 Tornado Event in Pacific County Washington... .Overview... A National Weather Service damage survey today revealed that a short, weak tornado occurred in Ilwaco, Washington Friday evening March 19, 2021, just north of the Port of Ilwaco Airport. The tornado began near the intersection of Redwing Drive and Captain Gray Drive around 804 PM PDT, and tracked northeastward across a housing subdivision, and then crossed the Wallacut River before dissipating near the intersection of Chinook Valley Road, and U.S. Highway 101 around 808 PM PDT. While this tornado was weak and brief, it did cause some minor damage to trees, fences, windows, shingles, and other unsecured attachments to structures along the path. Details of the tornado path are listed below. In addition, a second storm that tracked from the south side of the City of Long Beach to the southern part of Willapa Bay also exhibited some weak rotation on radar. National Weather Service staff examined this path, but found no evidence of a tornado or wind damage along this second storm path. .Ilwaco, WA Tornado... Rating: EF-0 Estimated Peak Wind: 65 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.3 miles Path Width /maximum/: 60 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: March 19, 2021 Start Time: 804 PM PDT (approximate) Start Location: 1.87 miles east-northeast of Ilwaco, WA (Pacific County, WA) Start Lat/Lon: 46.3177/-124.0062 End Date: March 19, 2021 End Time: 808 PM PDT (approximate) End Location: 2.13 miles east-northeast of Ilwaco, WA (Pacific County, WA) End Lat/Lon: 46.3209/-124.0029 && EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories: EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph EF5...Violent...>200 mph NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ Miller/Jensen/SMW

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