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Waterspout sighted in Pierce – triggers tornado warning

Photo credit: KOMO-TV 4, Seattle

“A waterspout was sighted near Anderson Island Saturday afternoon, triggering a rare Tornado Warning to be issued in the Puget Sound region.

A trained weather spotter reported the waterspout touching down in the waters west of Anderson Island at 12:10 p.m.

A second spotter reported seeing the waterspout, which is simply a tornado over water, and that it lasted for about two minutes before dissipating.

Both reports triggered the Tornado Warning, which also covered the Lakewood and DuPont areas but expired a few minutes later at 12:30 p.m.

Pierce County officials confirmed that the waterspout never reached land and there are no reports of any injuries or damage,” quoting KOMO-TV News 4 (ABC) in Seattle.
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– While tornadoes are rare here, this tornado was sighted over Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) Yelm campus on Oct 15, 2003, photographed by JW Foster:

Photo Credit: Published by the Nisqually Valley News,
Copyright 2003 Lafromboise Communications, Inc., used with permission

Posted by Steve on October 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

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