BRIEF: Tornado warning issued yesterday for Santa Clara County

Jan. 21, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

A tornado warning was issued Wednesday for Santa Clara County at 2:02 p.m. by the San Francisco Bay Area National Weather Service, after the Service’s Doppler radar picked up a “severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado,” according to KGO-TV, San Francisco.

The storm was moving northeast through the county at 35 miles per hour and it was predicted that the storm would produce quarter-size hail. The warning stayed in effect until 2:30 p.m. Although there were no official tornado sightings, the area still experienced heavy rain and high winds.

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