Funnel cloud spotted over Oak Grove

Funnel cloud spotted over Oak Grove

Photo taken by Rob Tinner out the side door at Chris and John's Collision Repair Center in Oak Grove.

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by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 7:07 AM

OAK GROVE, Ore. – A funnel cloud spun over the small community of Oak Grove, east of Lake Oswego Wednesday and at least one person managed to pull out a camera and snap some photos.

Rob Tinner peered out the side door of Chris and John’s Collision Repair Center, at 17325 SE Mcloughlin Blvd. in Oak Grove and took four photos as the funnel cloud formed, then shared them with kgw.com. (See 4 photos at right)

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An email explained that the funnel cloud formed around 3:40 p.m. KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill said radar at the time showed a cell moving through the area that did have rotation associated with possible funnel clouds.

“It was weak in nature and did not touch the ground,” Hill said. “If it had touched the ground, the winds would not have been more than 70 mph.”

Many area residents also reported hail in the area Wednesday afternoon and the National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement warning of possible powerful thunderstorms.

More: Storm brings rain, hail, snow & ice pellets

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