PORTLAND, Ore. — Residents in Northeast Portland were stunned by an EF0 tornado that touched down during a storm Monday evening.
The tornado brought down a few trees and many tree limbs. Some minor damage was done to homes.
Many people commented about how rare it is to have a tornado in Portland. The National Weather Service said it was only the fifth one ever in Portland city limits.
Here are the previous four tornadoes in Portland, according to the weather service:
- October 28, 2018
- April 5, 1972 (infamous Vancouver Tornado)
- July 13, 1907
- February 26, 1904
Summertime tornadoes are also rare in Oregon. The weather service said Monday’s tornado was only the fifth July tornado ever in Oregon.
Here are the previous four July tornadoes in Oregon, according to NWS:
- July 25, 1937 (2 tornadoes) - Lowell and McKenzie Bridge
- July 13, 1907 - Portland
- July 14, 1894 - Needy
Photo gallery: Storm damage in NE Portland