This tornado did some minor damage to buildings and power lines but seemed to take particular vengeance on dumpsters. Amazingly, the tornado pushed one dumpster all the way down the street. I don't think I have ever seen a dumpster pushed down a street any further by a tornado...and I am interested in that kind of thing. Here is the proof.
You can see the small, but intense, convective cell associated with this fearful weather phenomenon (I indicated the echo with a yellow highlight). A far stronger line had just passed through Portland.
It is a well known in the meteorological community that tornadoes are attracted to mobile homes and dumpsters. (see pictures) We are not sure why this is true, but there is ongoing research.
Recently, someone made a dumpster into a mobile home (see picture). I can imagine the attraction this will have for tornadoes.
Finally, with the recent Anderson Island waterspout, I am getting many inquiries over whether the recent rash of tornadoes/waterspouts are caused or "consistent with" global warning. You can imagine the answer.