by Brandon Mercer

PASADENA (CBS SF) — A freak wind gust spinning through the narrow canyon surrounding the Rose Bowl was caught on camera as people fled from the Fan Fest vendors’ pop-up canopies, whipped by what felt like a “tornado.”

The Pasadena Fire Department treated four people at the scene for minor injuries.

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The powerful wind storm that ravaged Northern California and brought in frigid arctic temperatures is impacting the entire state, leading to unusual weather like this.

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The winds here are not a tornado, despite what witnesses say on social media, but they do suggest circular wind patterns known as a dust devil that form in clear, sunny conditions. The National Weather Service confirmed the occurrence as a “cold dust devil.”

The scene was caught on camera by a producer running Youtube channel, Adsport.
WARNING: Contains adult language

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