Tornado in southern Sacramento County, NWS confirms

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On Saturday, the National Weather Service confirmed a weak tornado has touched down in southern Sacramento County. 

Preliminary information shows that the tornado was an EF-0 and touched down in Herald near Kirkwood Street. 

According to NWS, the tornado was brief, went on for about two minutes, and traveled 0.3 miles. It has a width of about 50 yards and had max winds of 80 miles per hour. 

The tornado caused damage to three homes in the area. 


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