Thunderstorms developed on Labor Day, producing damaging wind in Woodgate. We have several folks that witnessed a funnel cloud and possible tornado touchdown in that area while the storm was rolling through. There's also extensive localized wind damage in that region. The radar earlier today was unimpressive, with a storm in that area with no clear sign of rotation.
The National Weather Service ultimately decides what is or is not a tornado. The general idea is that damage needs to coincide with the funnel cloud sighting. Radar evidence is not mandatory, but it does help. A trained spotter is incredibly helpful in this process. Trained spotters are folks that take a NWS SKYwarn class. If the evidence is overwhelming, a storm survey team is sent to investigate the damage. A report is sent to our weather team and we pass along the details.
As of Monday evening, we've passed along all the information we know to the National Weather Service. If a storm survey team is sent, we'll let you know.