3 tornadoes reported in rural Northern California

11:49 PM, May 25, 2011   |    comments
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CHICO, CA - Authorities say at least three tornadoes have been reported in a rural area outside of Chico.

After the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning Wednesday afternoon for the area, a California Highway Patrol spokesman says three twisters hit a sparsely populated area of dairy land south of Chico.

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The CHP says no significant damage was reported, although there were four minor accidents in the area.

NWS said around 6:41 p.m. Wednesday radar showed the a storm associated with at least one tornado about 13 miles south of Chico, or about 90 miles north of Sacramento.

One twister formed and touched down near Durham, a tiny community about five miles south of Chico, according to sightings to local law enforcement.


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