- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down near Coulee City as severe weather hit the Inland Northwest.

The weather service confirmed the tornado touched down at about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the area, about 95 miles west of Spokane. It wasn’t immediately known if any damage occurred due to the tornado.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://goo.gl/pxEaFy ) Spokane saw one-inch hail fall in some areas along with wind and rain, at least one mudslide and a couple brush fires.

Avista Utilities says about 2,500 customers were without power Friday afternoon. There were also reports of downed power lines and trees in Spokane Valley.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com


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