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Video shows tornado crossing highway southeast of Marsing

An employee with the National Weather Service spotted the tornado approaching Idaho State Highway 78 on Friday, about a mile northwest of Givens Hot Springs.

MARSING, Idaho — An employee with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Boise spotted a tornado crossing a highway southeast of Marsing on Friday, as storms moved through southern Idaho. 

The NWS employee observed the tornado around 5 p.m., as winds reached an estimated 65-75 mph. In the video posted to Facebook Saturday, NWS described the whirlwind as a, "weak, EF0 tornado."

The tornado can be seen approaching Idaho State Highway 78 in the video, before eventually crossing the road. Friday's video was taken about a mile northwest of Givens Hot Springs or 9 miles southeast of Marsing. 

According to NWS, the tornado was estimated to be on the ground for 15 minutes, with a path around 5 miles. The twister originated in the northwest area of Owyhee County. 

Friday's video of the tornado from the National Weather Service in Boise can be seen below: 

ID 78 tornado 05/27/22

On Friday, 05/27/22 at around 5:15 PM MDT an NWS employee observed a weak, EF0 tornado moving across ID Highway 78 about a mile northwest of Givens Hot Springs, or 9 miles south-southeast of Marsing. Winds were estimated to be 65-75 mph. Estimated to be on the ground for 15 minutes with a path around 5 miles. Tornado originated in remote areas of northwestern Owyhee County before crossing ID 78 and the Snake River before dissipating over remote areas of southern Canyon County. Video is recorded as the tornado began to approach the highway.

Posted by US National Weather Service Boise Idaho on Saturday, May 28, 2022

According to KTVB Meteorologist, Bri Eggers, times of showers, thunderstorms, much cooler air and mountain snow are expected for Memorial Day weekend in southern Idaho.

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If you have plans to be in the mountains this holiday weekend, be prepared for colder, wet weather, with the likelihood of snow accumulations as low as 6,000 feet by Sunday and Monday. Snow will fall as low as 4,500 feet early Monday, but likely not accumulate.

Saturday is expected to be the most-decent weather day of the three-day weekend, with another wave arriving late Saturday night. Periods of rain are in the forecast through Sunday and lingering into Monday.

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