SNOHOMISH, Wash. – The National Weather Service said the wind that caused minor damage Sunday at Lake Roesiger, near Snohomish, was not a tornado.
The Weather Service said Monday it was a straight line wind, estimated at 70 to 75 miles per hour.
The wind uprooted a couple of trees and blew limbs off others. It destroyed a playhouse and tore some siding off a house.
A witness told KOMO she saw what looked like a funnel cloud, but the storm survey team didn’t find evidence of a swirling wind.
One week earlier, the Weather Service said a tornado, estimated at the smallest-sized twister, touched down briefly at Eatonville. Winds estimated at 75 mph ripped off a carport roof and knocked down a road sign.
Washington averages about two tornadoes a year.