• Witness, Weather Service says tornado touched down in Eatonville

    By: Chris Legeros


    EATONVILLE, Wash. - At  5:45 p.m. Sunday, a storm was passing over Eatonville. 

    The sky was dark and hail was coming down so hard that the roads were white. 

    “When I looked out the window I saw the tornado over there," said Dottie Stecker.

    Stecker pointed to a corner just one block from her motel.  She said the tornado was “cone shaped,” and she took photos of debris swirling in the sky overhead.  

    One house lost the roof of a carport. 

    It was torn off and thrown about 100 feet across the street. 

    In the process, it tangled with power lines and actually pulled a utility pole off center. 

    Eatonville Mayor Mike Schaub said police and firefighters went through the city and confirmed that damage was confined mostly to that one house. 

    No one was hurt in the storm. 

    Funnel clouds are often mistaken for tornadoes in Washington state, but Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed that it was indeed a tornado, but a it rated as a zero on a scale of 0 to 11.

    The NWS said  the tornado had an estimated wind speed of 75 mph and a path width of 25 yards.

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