Tornado tops stormy NW weekend

Associated Press
This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at 02:00 AM EDT shows an expansive area of cloudiness over the Pacific Northwest associated with a large area of low pressure over coastal British Columbia. Heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms will continue across the region as the system pushes inland. High pressure over the southwestern United States brings mostly sunny skies. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
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SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado.

Meteorologist Johnny Burg says a team from the Weather Service office in Seattle went to the scene Monday and certified the tornado, based on eyewitness accounts.

The tornado at 7:20 a.m. tore a hole in the roof of the Northwest Door factory at Frederickson, halting production of garage doors.

The tornado also caused minor damage to the nearby Boeing factory and cars in the parking lot. Boeing says work has resumed.

The winds topped a weekend of record rains from a wintry storm in the Northwest.

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