Just past 6 pm on Saturday, Northern California residents were surprised when the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning in Solano and Yolo Counties. Even more surprising? A large tornado actually touched down near Davis.
Residents were terrified to find a scene straight out of Twister while driving just north of Davis and posted photos and videos of the rare event in NorCal:
The NWS reported that there is no damage believed to have occurred from the weather marvel. Climate scientist Daniel Swain believes it was a “land spout tornado”:
In related news, just nearby on Highway 113, a huge hailstorm blanketed the road:
What an incredible storm in NorCal! The NWS is forecasting the cold storm to continue through Monday, including up to a foot of snow in the mountains:
While there is a break in mountain snow this morning, periods of snow showers are expected to return this afternoon and continue through Monday afternoon. The Winter Weather Advisory continues through tomorrow. Take precautions if traveling through the mountains! #CAwx pic.twitter.com/FLC0Jjm9L1— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) September 29, 2019