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NWS confirms Saturday tornado in eastern Oregon

Photo by Bart Elder Photography
Posted at 4:14 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 18:22:15-04

HARNEY COUNTY, Oregon — The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down Saturday afternoon in Harney County.

It happened about 12 miles SSW of Frenchglen near Steens Mountain Range between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m.

The NWS Boise office shared photos on twitter by Bart Elder Photography.

As rare as tornadoes are in the Pacific Northwest, we've seen quite a few lately.

Just last week, a tornado was confirmed in Elmore County.

Just two weeks ago, a funnel cloud was also spotted in SE Ada County.