Pair of rare tornadoes hit California

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Sacramento, CA, United States (4E) – A storm triggered two rare tornadoes in northern California Wednesday but caused no injuries and only minor damage in the Sacramento area.

Both are low-intensity twisters, according to the National Weather Service, with one touching down early evening in the area of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Monument Drive of Placer County’s Roseville neighborhood, about 20 miles northeast of Sacramento. Roofs and fences of at least a dozen homes were damaged. The other twister landed in rural Glenn County west of Chico.

The storm caused by a Pacific frontal system brought a third and a half-inch of rainfall, NWS forecaster Carolina Walbrun said, according to Hails also fell in the Bay Area.

A new round of wet weather is forecast for Northern California Friday night and Saturday.


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