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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 45 kts.
State WASHINGTON
County/Area GRANT
WFO OTX
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-05-19 17:05:00.0 PST-8
Begin Location 1S WHEELER
Begin Lat/Lon 47.14/-119.17
End Date 2010-05-19 17:10:00.0 PST-8
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.00K
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 Strong winds from a gust front damaged Simplot's Moses Lake Plant, forcing it to close down for 24 hours for repairs. The damage partially ripped the siding from the wall in the raw potato receiving area.


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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