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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 08:28 PM
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WA tornado. 3 since 1950. 2000, 2006, today. (and a list of tornadoes)
Edited on Thu Jan-10-08 08:33 PM by uppityperson
Interesting statistics. I wonder if it is a blip or global climate change?

http://www.katu.com/news/13683197.html
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According to Scott Sistek with our affiliate in Seattle, Vancouver is the site of the only deadly tornado ever to strike either Washington or Oregon. Six people died and 300 were injured on April 5, 1972 when a tornado moved through the city.

Also, both Washington and Oregon average about one tornado a year each. For Washington, 2007 was the first time since 2002 that no tornado was reported in the state.

This is only the third time since 1950 that a tornado was recorded in Washington state in January. A tornado touched down near Dayton, Wash. on Jan. 16, 2000. That caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. Another tornado touched down in a rural area several miles southeast of Olympia on Jan. 28, 2006, but didn't cause any damage....


April, 1972
http://historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=8099 April, 1972
A severe tornado strikes Vancouver, Washington, killing six and injuring more than 300, on April 5, 1972.
HistoryLink.org Essay 8099
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At about 12:51 p.m. on April 5, 1972, a severe (category F3) tornado strikes the eastern part of Vancouver, Washington. The tornado demolishes the Peter Skene Ogden Elementary School, then sweeps through the Sunrise Bowling Lanes and the Waremart Discount Store. Six people are killed and over 300 are injured. Property damage exceeds $5 million.


Aha!
"This page lists the date and location of all known tornadoes that have occurred in Washington during the years 1880 to 2000. If you are interested in reading about the "worst" tornadoes that have struck Washington(and all other states), see this page on our site. If you want to find out about specific tornadoes that have occurred since 1995, check out the NCDC Storm Events page."
http://www.tornadoproject.com/alltorns/watorn.htm

http://www.tornadoproject.com/alltorns/worstts.htm
List of deadly tornadoes, fascinating. Even states I don't think of as tornado country.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-11-08 12:56 AM
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1. We had 22 tornado tracks in our area Monday night
70 tornado warnings. In January.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-11-08 01:12 AM
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2. That's not normal/typical for down there either, is it?
Growing up central northern tier I am used to them in May, June, maybe July. Living in NW, am used to them never. Not sure what is typical for your part of the country but that sounds a bit much to me. I hate winds.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-11-08 01:33 AM
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3. Not at all
It doesn't bode well for the coming storm season. Our tornado season is March through May.

They are still adding more tracks and damage from these storms that killed two women in our area.
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