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Daniel Swain in SF Gate: ‘Craziness’: Tornado touches down in Davis

A towering funnel cloud was spotted over Davis, Calif., Saturday evening amid thunderstorms sweeping the Central Valley.

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down at 6:41 p.m.

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA, says footage from the incident and radar data suggest the event was a “land spout tornado.”

“Land spouts do not have condensation funnel and are usually weaker than their fully-formed counterparts, but still: wow!!!” Swain wrote on Twitter.