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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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