FOX 40 Staff
8:40 PM EDT, June 1, 2011
The National Weather Service has confirmed one tornado touched down five miles from the Yuba City/Marysville area on Wednesday.
The rare June storm brought thunderstorms, funnel clouds and tornado warnings all afternoon. The first tornado warning was for Sacramento and Yolo County, the second near Yuba City, and yet a third for Palermo near Yuba City.
Valerie Strawmier saw funnel clouds in Yuba City. "This is crazy, I think our weather is bipolar," she said.
Folks all around caught sight of the wild weather. Travis Stanton was in Live Oak when he started shooting pictures of the funnel cloud. "You saw it kinda twisting and coming together, saw it go down towards the ground, then come back up and there was a big cinnamon roll spinning around. Pretty wild," he said.
It was nail-biter for Swix Denny, who saw her fair share of twisters growing up in Nebraska. FOX40's Mark Demsky caught up with her at Pasquinis in Live Oak. "There was a point where the funnel cloud got a lot wider and started coming down. That's the point where you know there's an element that could come down and cause a lot of harm and damage," she said.
But there haven't been any indication of damage or injuries yet. The National Weather Service will be out to survey the area on Thursday.
FOX40 Viewers sent dozens of pictures of funnel clouds and strange cloud formations throughout the afternoon.
(courtesy Carolyn Emerson)
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According to the National Weather Service, strong thunderstorms and large hail came down near Power Balance Arena, Natomas and Elverta. The storm broke up a little bit, and continued heading east, with strong winds and large hail up along Highway 50 and I-80.
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