CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (CBS SF) — The National Weather Service reports that a funnel cloud was spotted in eastern Contra Costa County Wednesday afternoon during a thunderstorm that triggered tornado warnings for Sacramento and other central California counties.
The cloud was spotted around 3:10 p.m. but dissipated quickly without touching the ground, according to weather service forecaster Diana Henderson.READ MORE: California Dodges Outages During Heat Wave But EV Owners Push Grid Capacity
Hail and thunderstorms were reported elsewhere in the Bay Area and funnel clouds were also reported in areas to the east including Roseville and Willows, according to weather service reports.
The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado measured at EF-0 touched down in Roseville, about 20 miles northeast of Sacramento. At least a dozen homes were damaged when the tornado touched down.READ MORE: Willow Fire Grows To 1,800 Acres Near Big Sur, Evacuations Ordered
EF-0 is the lowest intensity tornado on the Fujita scale.
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