Pacific Northwest no ‘Tornado Alley,’ but twisters do occur

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News SPOKANE, Wash. – On a single afternoon last month, eight twisters dropped down on southern Minnesota, earning that day the name “Tornado Tuesday” in media reports. Fortunately, the twisters touched down in mostly open areas and no one was injured. A month earlier, 24 tornadoes […]

Tornado damagesWSU Research Station

On Thursday afternoon a tornado ripped through Hazel Dell and Fruit Valley, near Vancouver, Wash, damaging the WSU Research Station located there.     No one was injured.   Five buildings at the station have major roof damage and two greenhouses were destroyed, said Blair Wolfley, manager of the Vancouver unit. The storm also broke windows […]