Thursday, June 2, 2011

No damage from Northern California tornado - 2nd June 2011

The National Weather Service will be sending a team out early Thursday to try to determine the strength of a tornado that touched down in Northern California.

Weather service forecaster George Cline says no damage has been reported after the tornado was spotted in a rural area about 5 miles north of Yuba City around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The tornado formed as a powerful rainstorm whipped through the area. The weather service had issued tornado warnings for the region, but Cline says they have since expired.

Besides the tornado, three-quarter inch hail was reported during the storm in the Folsom area, east of Sacramento.

The twister struck not far from where three tornadoes touched down last week, destroying hundreds of acres of almond orchards. Source