EF-0 tornado flips planes at Aurora airport

Tornado touches down at Aurora airport

AURORA, Ore. -- A tornado touched down near the Aurora airport Thursday afternoon and flipped two planes.

The National Weather Service categorized the tornado as an EF-0, the weakest tornado rating, with peak winds of 65 to 70 mph.

Another EF-0 tornado touched down in Clark County Thursday afternoon, the weather service confirmed. It covered a distance of 0.16 miles in Mount Vista, Wash.

Photos: Tornado flips planes at Aurora airport

A building on airport property and a nearby plant nursery were also damaged.

The NWS said it received reports of damage east of the airport, "indicating the tornado may have continue to skip east, south of Canby."

Video from KGW viewer Linda Guttormsen appears to show the tornado from a distance.

The tornado, which was reported at around 3:45 p.m, prompted the NWS to issue a Tornado Warning in parts of nearby Clackamas County, including Canby and Barlow, until 4:15 p.m. The warning expired at that time, as the storm had weakened passed, according to the NWS.

Canby resident Linda Tate said she was shaken up when she went outside and saw the tornado.

"When I came out, I looked around and didn't see any clouds until I turned around due north and there it was, and there was no mistaking that it was [a tornado]. It was dark enough that I knew," she said.

A Tornado Warning means a tornado has been reported and conditions are favorable for more tornadoes to touch down.

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