SACRAMENTO – At least two tornadoes touched down in Northern California Wednesday evening.
The first tornado was spotted in Glenn County. Trained spotters reported seeing a funnel cloud around 3:15 p.m. This cell moved very slow and continued to bring a chance of severe weather for nearly three hours. The storm produced hail nearly 1.25 inches in diameter.
The second tornado was seen west of Roseville around 6:15 p.m. The National Weather Service said the EF0 tornado's wind speeds were between 75-85 mph, had a width of 10-20 yards and a damage path of 200-300 yards. The tornado damaged a roof, blew out two windows, blew down 25-30 feet of fence and caused projectile damage. It lasted about 5 minutes.
Several tornado warnings were issued for Placer, Sutter, El Dorado and Sacramento counties around 5:40 p.m. after a trained weather spotter saw a funnel cloud near Pleasant Grove.
Later this week, NWS meteorologists will assess the damage at other sites funnel clouds were reported to determine how many tornadoes may have hit Northern California.
No injuries were reported in connection to the tornadoes or funnel clouds.
Active weather popped up across the Valley, including some strong cells that moved across the Northern San Joaquin Valley and Southeastern Sacramento County. Showers and thunderstorms formed near Stockton, Modesto, east side of the Sacramento area and into the Mother Lode and foothills area.
Since midnight, the valley has seen about 0.50 inch of rain.