SACRAMENTO, CA - The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a tornado warning for central Butte County in northern California.
The warning includes the cities of, Paradise, Chico and extreme east central Glenn County in northern California until 6:45 p.m.
At 6:02 p.m. the National Weather Service doppler radar was tracking
a tornado around 5 miles southwest of Chico moving east at 15
mph. A second tornado is around 5 miles southeast of Ordbend also
moving east at 15 mph.
These two storms have a history of briefly dissipating and
In addition to the tornado this storm is capable of producing
quarter size hail and destructive straight line winds says NWS.
The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a
workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is
available seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.
If in mobile homes or vehicles evacuate them and get inside a
substantial shelter. If no shelter is available lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.