SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down near Shelton on Friday night had winds up to 100 mph. The tornado started on land and traveled more than a half mile before moving over the waters of Pickering Passage and becoming a waterspout. It dissipated after moving over the water.
On land for about five minutes, the tornado cut a path about 90 yards wide, uprooting trees and damaging at least two homes.
It was the second tornado in the South Sound this year. A weaker tornado touched down October 4 near Tenino.
In December a tornado with winds of about 125 mph caused extensive damage in Port Orchard.
Washington state averages 2.5 tornadoes annually.