NWS: Tornado reported in McMinnville, Oregon

NWS: Tornado reported in McMinnville, Oregon

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by KGW staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 6:20 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 14 at 7:07 PM

McMinnville, Oregon

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MCMINNVILLE, Ore. -- Severe weather hit McMinnville Thursday with reports of a tornado hitting a building in the afternoon.

The National Weather Service investigated the reports Thursday afternoon and determined it was an EF-1. More: NWS Alerts

Radar showed a concentrated weather pattern around 4:30 p.m. near McMinnville that could indicate a funnel cloud. KGW Meteorologist Matt Zaffino said the system had dissipated by 4:36 p.m.

No one was injured during the severe weather.

KGW viewers called to report a loud "boom," wind damage, and street closures. Photos showed a metal roof torn off and other wind damage. [Share your pics: newsdesk@kgw.com]

The damage was concentrated in an area around 11th Ave and NE Lafayette in McMinnville. 

PHOTOS: McMinnville Wind Damage

Rick Plummer and his wife were in their home at the McMinnville Manor mobile home park. Plummer described the scene to KGW via telephone: "Half a block away from us, big sections of the roof are laying alongside the road...stuff is hanging off the telephone lines." 

A cold-air funnel cloud was spotted in Hillsboro and Zaffino said it was possible that a similar cloud may have touched down in McMinnville.

Radar: Live Doppler Radar

Weather: Latest Weather

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