Los Angeles Times: Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes (click to access story at LATimes!)
The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado touched down in South Los Angeles during the heavy rain storm. The tornado hopscotched over a 10-block span, ripping off a roof and damaging at least five homes, officials said.
lRelated California storm: 10 houses condemned; mandatory evacuations lifted
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“We’re going to call it a small tornado,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Boldt, who relied on radar data, video footage from witnesses and reports of property damage to diagnose the rare weather pattern. “The damage was sporadic. That’s typical of a tornado,” Boldt added.
Watch: Waterspout touches down off Newport Beach
A waterspout touches down at Crystal Cove Beach in Newport Beach, Calif., on Dec. 12 after heavy rains. Video provided by Mark Tarzian of Newport Beach, Calif.
About 9:20 a.m., the tornado traveled from at least Vermont and Gage avenues to 57th and Figueroa streets, Boldt said.
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The central US is no stranger to sudden changes in weather, but the temperature fluctuations and weather phenomena that struck on November 11, 1911, were about as unusual as it gets. On that day, many cities experienced record high temperatures before the mercury plummeted to record lows. Springfield, Missouri, for example, was a balmy 80°F (27°C) before the cold front passing through the region brought it down to a frigid 13°F (-11°C). What else did the front bring with it? More…Discuss
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20 minutes warning: Is it enough time to protect human life?
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A prayer for those killed so far by the heavy tornadoes, one the most devastating forces of nature.
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Tagged Alabama, Dixie Alley, Mississippi, National Weather Service, Storm Prediction Center, Tornado, Tuscaloosa Alabama, Weather Channel