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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
332 PM PDT WED JUN 26 2013

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...STORM DAMAGE NEAR BIRKENFELD OREGON TUESDAY AFTERNOON CONFIRMED
AS A TORNADO...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN PORTLAND OREGON HAS
CONFIRMED YESTERDAY'S REPORTED DAMAGE NEAR BIRKENFELD OREGON AS
TORNADO CAUSED. THIS DETERMINATION RESULTED FROM CONVERSATIONS
WITH THE RESIDENT...THE DAMAGE PHOTOS PROVIDED...AND WEAK STORM
ROTATION EVIDENCED BY DOPPLER RADAR WIND DATA. THERE WAS VERY
MINOR AND MINIMAL DAMAGE TO THE HOME WHERE A SMALL STRIP OF
FLASHING WAS REMOVED. ADDITIONALLY...A VERY SMALL TREE WITH AN
ESTIMATED TRUNK DIAMETER BETWEEN 8 AND 12 INCHES WAS SNAPPED OFF
APPROXIMATELY 3 TO 4 FEET FROM ITS BASE. THIS EVIDENCE WAS DEEMED
SUFFICIENT TO DETERMINE AN INTENSITY OF EF-0 (WIND SPEEDS OF 65 TO
85 MPH) ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE. A STORM SURVEY TEAM WAS NOT
DISPATCHED ON SCENE.

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