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.