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Wild Oregon weather: Funnel cloud in Portland, tornado in Roseburg

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Roseburg tornado damage. Photo: Sheila Neilsen Roseburg tornado damage. Photo: Sheila Neilsen
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Less than a week after a tornado touched down in McMinnville, more severe weather is happening around the state.

The National Weather Service confirmed a small funnel cloud was spotted near Portland International Airport at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Another funnel cloud was reported in Vancouver at around the same time.

Farther south, a small tornado bent a fence and tossed a canopy into a boat near Roseburg on Tuesday.

KPIC-TV in Roseburg reported the National Weather Service classified it as an EF-0 with speeds between 65 and 85 mph. It may be the first time a tornado has been confirmed in the inner southwest portion of the state, according to weather officials in southern Oregon.

Sheila Nielsen sent FOX 12 the photos of the damage done to her yard near Roseburg by the tornado.

On June 13, an EF-1 tornado formed at about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 11th Way and Alpine Avenue in McMinnville. It damaged at least four buildings and tore the sheet metal roof off a storage garage.

That same day, three funnel cloud sightings were reported to the National Weather Service in Hillsboro, Harrisburg and just south of Corvallis.

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