Significant crop damage following Wednesday storm, tornado

Mar 27, 2014 8:07 PM

The National Weather Service extend their stay in Glenn County to continue to survey storm damage today.

They found it took no exception to the almond orchards along Road 39.

They said this was a big storm that held together, with hail and 100 mile per hour winds causing significant damage, mostly to crops.

Gary Anderson lost about 50 almond trees, while down the road, Emily and Jeremiah Spooner lost 75 almond trees.

One of their trees was uprooted and thrown more than 200 feet, according to NWS officials.

“To me it says that obviously part of the strongest part of the storm is here because we haven't seen a tree get dragged that far in the other damage sites,” Brooke Bingaman, a NWS Forecaster said.

The National Weather Service said between 5:30 and 6:00pm yesterday, there were multiple touchdowns between roads P and TT off of Road 39.

The tornado itself was classified as an EF1.


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