The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down near Puyallup Monday morning, causing damage to buildings and tipping a train off its tracks.
The tornado was an EF1 - on the ground for five minutes or less. The twister was 75 yards wide and traveled one mile. Maximum winds were 110 mph.
The tornado moved through the industrial area around 7:20 a.m. in the small town of Frederickson, about 45 miles south of Seattle, downing power lines and leaving a path of debris. The rare weather occurrence caught residents by surprise.