On Wednesday 20th January 2010,The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a tornado warning for parts of Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.
National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado moving northeast at 35 mph. NWS issued a tornado warning for Santa Clara as well as Santa Cruz Counties at 2 p.m. However, at 2:45, both the counties were declared ‘safe’ and the tornado warnings expired. According to the weather service, a severe thunderstorm was heading northeast of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz thus tornado warnings were issued. This storm may produce quarter size hail ,the warning was issued at about 2 p.m. and expired at 2:45 p.m. with no sighting of a tornado.Weather officials said a thunderstorm formed that was capable of producing a tornado.
There are more than 100 percent chances that there would be rainfall tomorrow and weather updates suggest that it may continue to rain through upcoming Sunday. The wind gusts for the night were predicted to remain between 14 to 24 miles per hour. The radar readings also suggested that if not a tornado, the thunderstorm would be producing hail in various areas.
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