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Are tornadoes common in Washington state?

Tornadoes in Washington state more common than you think. Tornadoes, like the one that ripped through Port Orchard on Tuesday afternoon, are rare in Washington state, but they aren't unheard of. The National Weather Service reports Washington state is hit by about 2.5 tornadoes per year, on average.

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Thereof, how many tornadoes does Washington have?

An average of three tornadoes have occurred per year in Washington during 20 years spanning 1991-2010, according to NOAA.

Additionally, where did the tornado hit in Washington state? The 2018 Port Orchard tornado was a rare strong tornado that struck the city of Port Orchard, Washington on December 18, 2018. The National Weather Service office in Seattle rated the tornado as an EF2 following an on-site survey of the storm damage the day after the event.

how many tornadoes have touched down in Washington state?

Since 1954, 15 strong tornadoes – F2/EF2 or stronger – have have touched down in the state, including three F/EF3 tornadoes. The most recent tornado in Washington state was in Spokane County in 2016, and the last December tornado in the state was in Clark County on Dec. 10, 2015.

What natural disasters occur in Washington?

Pages in category "Natural disasters in Washington (state)"

  • Wellington, Washington.
  • 1949 Olympia earthquake.
  • 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
  • 2012 Tunnel Creek avalanche.
  • 2014 Oso mudslide.

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