It was tiny but the National Weather Service says it was indeed a tornado that touched down near the southwest Washington town of Toledo.
KOMO-TV says Weather Service investigators traveled Wednesday to survey the damage after John Houk reported the tornado touched down in a field behind his home - east of Toledo on the Cowlitz River. They found branches up to 3 inches in diameter ripped off several trees.
The Weather Service says Monday's tornado spanned 110 yards and had an estimated width of a mere 5 yards. Its maximum wind speed was estimated at 65 mph.
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