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Tornado Hits South Merced

Merced, CA — According to the Merced Sun-Star a tornado touched down south of Merced prior to the noon hour today.

Gary Sanger of the National Weather Service’s Hanford office says the funnel cloud appeared at 11:25 and dissipated 20 minutes later.

Sanger added it’s the first tornado to touch down in the valley in 13 months. The last tornado was near Visalia occurring January 27.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com