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Tornado warning issued for Grant, Morrow and Umatilla counties

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The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of three counties in northeastern Oregon on Wednesday.

The tornado warning was in effect through 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in south central Umatilla County, northwestern Grant County and southeastern Morrow County.

The warning expired with no reports of tornado sightings. 

Doppler radar showed a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was initially spotted near Monument moving northeast at 45 mph and producing golf ball-sized hail.

People in the warning area were advised to immediately take cover in the basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.

Residents were also told to avoid windows and anyone outdoors or in a mobile home was asked to move to the closest shelter.  

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