Tornado touch down in Central California Saturday

Nov 15, 2015 9:44 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

A tornado struck the central California town of Denair today, causing damage to some structures and knocking down trees and power lines.

The National Weather Service said video and witness reports confirm the touch down. Denair is located southeast of Modesto.

Witnesses posted photos online of a funnel cloud looming over city streets.

The Modesto Bee reports the twister swept along nearly a mile of Zeering Road, toppling trees and fences, breaking windows and ripping off part of a church roof.

The tornado came as another cold storm sweeps across California. Hail and thunderstorms were reported in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Forecasters said up to 8 inches of snow could fall at the 5000 feet level, with possibly a foot at the highest peaks.


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