Two tornadoes struck the Pacific Northwest Friday as a major storm system closed in on Oregon and Washington State.
One began as a waterspout over the ocean, before moving overland and causing damage in the beach town of Manzanita, Oregon. A video shared on Twitter Friday afternoon appears to show the waterspout moving overland.
The National Weather Service Portland twitter account appeared to support the video’s authenticity. Two men can be heard discussing the sight, and at one point one describes it as a “freaking twister.”
— Dan Tilkin (@DanTilkinKOIN6) October 14, 2016
USA Today reports the tornado touched down around 8:20 am, and that there were no calls about injuries but several of damage.
Here’s another video appearing to show the waterspout:
And here’s an image showing some of the damage it left behind:
— Reed Andrews (@ReedKATU) October 14, 2016
This GIF shows radar images just as the tornado struck:
Here is a loop of the radar velocity during the Manzanita waterspout/tornado. pic.twitter.com/P0EePsrmwh
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) October 14, 2016
Extreme weather warnings remain in effect across much of the Pacific Northwest Friday afternoon. Stay safe out there, folks.