Ef-0 tornado touches down in southwestern Washington

Battle Field tornado
Possible tornado near Battle Field, WA
CREDIT: Jennifer Johnson

BATTLE GROUND, Wash.– A tornado isn’t something you see too often in the Northwest, but it does happen.

That includes Monday night. The National Weather Service in Portland says videos and radar show that a weak twister moved across north Battle Ground.

The NWS office in Portland says two meteorologists went out Tuesday to do a storm survey and confirmed the tornado. They determined it was an EF-0 tornado. It had maximum sustained winds of about 85 mph.

The tornado spawned around 7 p.m. from a severe thunderstorm associated with a cold front passing through the area.