As if Southern California hadn’t already seen enough wild weather since the start of the year, a possible tornado touched down in Montebello late Wednesday morning, damaging buildings.
There were no reports of injuries.
The funnel cloud was first spotted around 11:30 a.m. in the area of South Vail Street and Washington Boulevard. Video captured by several KTLA viewers shows intense rotation that tore the roof from a large commercial building and sent debris flying.
The National Weather Service dispatched a damage survey team to Montebello, a city just east of downtown Los Angeles, to determine if it was, in fact, a twister that touched down.
Tornadoes are classified using an EF (Enhanced Fujita) Scale.
An EF0 is a tornado with three-second wind gusts of 65 to 85 miles per hour. An EF1 has winds of 86-110 mph. The most violent tornadoes, EF4 and EF5s, have wind speeds ranging from 166 to over 200 mph.
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