Tornado Warning Santa Clara News - Tornado Warning

Tornado Warning Santa Clara News The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Santa Clara County. This included the city of Morgan Hill and Santa Cruz County.

* at 202 PM PST… National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado moving
northeast at 35 mph. – * until 230 PM PST – This storm may produce quarter size hail.

The first that I heard about a possible tornado was on twitter. abc7newsBayArea. I was not notified byALERTSCC. So obviously Santa Clara County does not consider a looming tornado enough of a life altering threat to send out the town crier.

I would like to ask San José Mayor Chuck Reed if we will only be alerted after the roof blows off?

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. (not many in San José) 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.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties on Wednesday.

The warning was issued at about 2 p.m. and expired at 2:45 p.m. with no sighting of a tornado.

Weather officials said a thunderstorm formed that was capable of producing a tornado. The storm was also capable of producing quarter-size hail, NWS officials said.

There were warnings issued that if there was a tornado, residents should always seek shelter in an interior hallway or room, such as a closet, in a basement or the lowest level of a building and stay clear away from windows.

There was also high wind warnings in San Joaquin County.