LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – An Idaho tornado 2013 warning today has struck Oneida County and other sections of the state. The Idaho tornado warning today July 5, 2013 was issued by the National Weather Service moments ago. It follows a New York tornado warning which has since expired.
The National Weather Service in Pocatello tells news that at 443 PM MDT its “radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado over northwestern Oneida County or 26 miles northwest of Snowville”. NWS did not spot a tornado. Rather, its radar spotted a storm capable of producing a tornado moving east at 25 mph, reps tell news.
As a result, the NWS issued a tornado warning for east central Cassia County, northwestern Oneida County and southeastern Power County in southeast Idaho until 5:45 pm MDT.
Officials are telling residents that the system could reach several counties tonight. Among them are rural southern Power County, rural western Oneida County, and rural central Oneida County. Also residents should be on alert as well in rural southeastern Power County and rural northern Oneida County, NWS tell news. “The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture”, NWS said in a news statement late Friday.
UPDATE: A second tornado warning has now been issued for south central Bannock County and north central Oneida County in southeast Idaho until 615 PM MDT tonight as well.