We all knew a storm was heading our direction for Memorial Day Weekend, but on the night of Friday, May 24th, no one was prepared for the crazy tornado-like storm that brought gold ball-sized hail to Shasta County.
In the 24 hours following the storm, a wave of incredible photos and videos have circulated the internet, showing every angle of the beautiful super cell cloud that formed over the area. Let’s take a look at some of the best from that night:
More incredible videos of last night's storm are pouring in! Here's one of lightning in the clouds submitted by Kris Kingsley.— Active NorCal (@ActiveNorCal) May 25, 2019
See more of the best photos/videos of the storm: https://t.co/3ERuiat5k9 pic.twitter.com/bhY8LscJia
Supercell in Shasta County in Nor Cal! Turned into a tornado warning! pic.twitter.com/iykWnZ1FWE— for crying out cloud (@CloudNi18213005) May 25, 2019
Just when our spring #cawx couldn’t get any more unusual- these clouds rolled through the #SacValley last night. Angela Walfoort photo from Cottonwood, Shasta County @sacbee_news @kcraFinan @MavensNotebook pic.twitter.com/OzSigkEcqL— Sacramento Valley (@SacValleyCA) May 25, 2019
A Tornado Warning to our north in Shasta County and my friend sends me these pics of the cell from her back porch near Redding. Wow. pic.twitter.com/9IS7sOxooL— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) May 25, 2019
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This time-lapse was captured in the outskirts of Redding California. Where an unusual storm appeared. Northern California is known for its fires, but on Friday of May 24, 2019 there was a tornado warning as well as baseball sized hail falling from the sky. Mother Nature is amazing to witness, and sometimes it’s when we aren’t looking for her that she makes her grand entrance. . . . . . . #redding #reddingca #reddingcalifornia #northerncalifornia #northerncali #northerncal #landscapephotography #lamdscape #storms #nature #naturelovers #nature_good #landscape_love #tornado #tornadowarning #tornadohunters #timelapse #timelapsed #nature_brilliance #natures
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A week ago an F2 tornado ripped through my hometown at 5:30 in the morning and got relatively close to my parent's house. As we were talking I mentioned how I actually missed the severe weather that the south gets and talked about how boring most of the weather has been up here…. I even said "I don't think Redding has seen any tornadoes before." While we didn't get any tornadoes I found out that it is actually possible to get them here thanks to this gnarly supercell! I'm thankful everyone I know back home was safe, and that I got to capture this spectacular moment with Redding's most iconic feature, the Sundial Bridge.
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