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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.23 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State WASHINGTON
County/Area GRANT
WFO OTX
Begin Date 05/19/2010 17:15:00 PST-8
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth NNE
Begin Location WHEELER
Begin Lat/Lon 47.19/-119.15
End Date 05/19/2010 17:20:00 PST-8
End Range 3
End Azimuth NNE
End Location WHEELER
End Lat/Lon 47.19/-119.15
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A gust front from a line of convective showers and embedded lightning in spots led to damage over portions of Central and Eastern Washington. In addition, a brief tornado occurred near Moses Lake. On the Palouse and in the Spokane area, four to six diameter tree branches were snapped off. When the gust front hit the Ruby area, lightning was associated with it where local significant damage occurred.
Event Narrative An EF0 tornado touched down five miles northeast of Moses Lake on Northeast Road P. Non-continuous track from south to northwest for one-half to one-third of a mile. The tornado had an estimated width of 100 yards with winds of 65 to 85 miles per hour. The tornado lifted a section of roof that was unattached and sitting on the ground or leaning against something on the ground. The wind lifted this unattached roof about 20 feet off the ground and dropped it 30 feet from its original location onto the old barn, destroying it. A grain silo was damaged by the tornado. Numerous large tree branches were downed, including one tossed 300 feet from the tree. Numerous shingles were spread 120 yards. The time of the tornado is estimated from 5:15 PST to 5:20 PST.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WHEELER GRANT CO. WA 05/19/2010 17:05 PST-8 Thunderstorm Wind 45 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
WHEELER GRANT CO. WA 05/19/2010 17:15 PST-8 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON PALOUSE (ZONE) WASHINGTON PALOUSE (ZONE) WA 05/19/2010 17:30 PST-8 Strong Wind 49 kts. MG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
SPOKANE AREA (ZONE) SPOKANE AREA (ZONE) WA 05/19/2010 19:00 PST-8 Strong Wind 46 kts. MG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
RUBY PEND OREILLE CO. WA 05/19/2010 20:30 PST-8 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 15.00K 0.00K