Evidence disputes reported tornado in Battle Ground

An EF-1 tornado hit Battle Ground in 2015

The City of Battle Ground Public Safety Complex, Sept. 22, 2015 (City of Battle Ground)
The City of Battle Ground Public Safety Complex, Sept. 22, 2015 (City of Battle Ground)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — There was a report of a possible tornado in Battle Ground on Thursday, but KOIN 6 Chief Meteorologist Natasha Stenbock said the evidence does not support it.

CRESA, the emergency dispatch for Clark County, said they received a single call about a possible tornado. CRESA said the Clark County Sheriff’s Office checked the scene and saw no damage or any indication of a tornado.

The National Weather Service confirmed there were no reports of damage at 4:40 p.m.

KOIN 6 Chief Meteorologist Natasha Stenbock said, “There was weak rotation in a cell that passed through that area around 4 p.m..While the atmosphere was a bit unstable with some wind shear and moisture, you need horizontal rotation to meet up with an updraft at the right moment, and at the right place – that place being a frontal boundary or a convergence zone. It’s like having all the ingredients for Apple Pie spread throughout the kitchen, but if they don’t come together you won’t have Apple Pie.”

An EF-1 tornado in 2015 hit Battle Ground and damaged homes and businesses, uprooted trees, ripped off roofs and caused power outages.

An EF-0 tornado hit Aurora earlier this month, flipping 2 planes.

KOIN 6 News will update this story as more information becomes available.