The National Weather Service Los Angeles confirmed two tornadoes have hit two areas in Southern California.
By News Desk
The NWS LA issued a tweet around 5:00 pm stating the following:
Our damage survey team has officially confirmed that there was a TORNADO in Montebello around 11:20 AM on 3/22/23. No EF rating yet, we are still assessing the damage! A full report will be coming late this evening.
News reports estimated that eleven buildings have been red tagged.
Earlier in the day, the NWS LA’s damage survey team completed the assessment of the tornado in Carpinteria that happened yesterday evening and have given it an EF0 rating with winds estimated up to 75 mph.
– Montebello Update
A small tornado briefly touched down in an industrial park and warehouse district in Montebello in the late
morning hours of Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Seventeen structures were damaged, eleven significantly. A tree was uprooted and a power pole was snapped with the transformer ripped off.
The tornado primarily impacted an industrial warehouse/commercial business district. Warehouse roofing material consisted of wood frame structure with plywood and roofing material collapsed. Almost a total roof collapse occurred in one building. An HVAC unit was ejected from the top of the building. Skylights were broken. Wood cross beams collapsed. A power pole was snapped with a transformer blown off. Cars were damaged with windows destroyed. A healthy pine tree with a trunk diameter of one foot was uprooted. Seventeen structures were damaged and eleven structure had significant damage (red-tagged).
Estimated Peak Wind: 110 mph Date: 03/22/2023 Start Time: 11:14 am PDT End Time: 11:17 am PDT
– Carpinteria Update
A weak, narrow tornado briefly touched down in the Sandpiper Village mobile home park in Carpinteria on the evening of Tuesday, March 21, 2023. It damaged around 25 mobile home units and there was minor tree damage to the cemetery adjacent to the mobile home park.
Tornado likely originated over the coastal waters as a waterspout and moved onshore, primarily impacting Sandpiper Village Mobile Home Park and a nearby greenhouse. At Sandpiper Village Mobile Home Park, around 25 properties were damaged, multiple windows were broken, a metal carport was destroyed, and metal roofs were ripped off some of the mobile homes. Nearby fencing and trees were downed by the tornado.
Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph Date: 03/21/2023 Time: 5:43 pm PDT Location: Sandpiper Mobile Home Park / Santa Barbara County
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