One Tornado in February

Posted in Weather News at 3:05 pm by Rebekah

As an update to my post a couple days ago, in which I said no tornadoes were reported in the US in February for the first time since records began around 1950, I stand corrected.  A late tornado report made it in to the San Joaquin Valley/Hanford NWS office.

This EF0 tornado was reported by a trained storm spotter near Taft (near Bakersfield) in southern California on February 27th.  It reportedly lasted 3 minutes and did not cause any damage.

However, this was still a remarkable month, as only two or three times has February seen only one or two tornadoes since 1950 or so!

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