Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.5 Miles
-- Width 20 Yards
County/Area KERN
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-02-27 16:45:00.0 PST-8
Begin Location 5E TUPMAN
Begin Lat/Lon 35.3/-119.27
End Date 2010-02-27 16:48:00.0 PST-8
End Location 5E TUPMAN
End Lat/Lon 35.3/-119.27
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The last storm of the month moved into western Merced County during the afternoon of February 26th, and brought record rain to Fresno that evening. 0.76 inch of rain was measured at Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, breaking the old record for the 26th of 0.60 inch, set in 1930. The next day, Bakersfield broke its rainfall record with 0.51 inch; 0.46 inch having fallen through 10 AM. The old record for the 27th at Meadows Field was 0.29 inch, set in 1996. In the Southern Sierra Nevada, heavy snow fell above the 6000-foot level, with storm totals of 1-2 feet being reported.
Convection developed over northwestern Kern County by midday on February 27th. Two thunderstorms merged, and the resulting cell tracked across northern Kern County. The storm dropped small hail (pea-size to �� inch) on roads near Wasco, creating very slippery road surfaces. A funnel cloud also was observed extending from the base of this storm.
The storm moved east of interior central California on the 28th as an upper-level ridge built off the coast. Despite more stable conditions, San Joaquin Valley fog development as kept to a minimum by low clouds that blanketed much of the Valley through the day.
Event Narrative A trained weather spotter reported a weak tornado that lasted about 3 minutes. The location was 15 miles northeast of Taft. No damage was found in the area. The tornado was rated an EF0.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 71.00K 0.00K
USONA MARIPOSA CO. CA 02/26/2010 08:26 PST-8 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KERN CTY MTNS (ZONE) KERN CTY MTNS (ZONE) CA 02/26/2010 09:00 PST-8 Strong Wind 49 kts. MG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
S SIERRA MTNS (ZONE) S SIERRA MTNS (ZONE) CA 02/26/2010 16:00 PST-8 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TULARE CTY MTNS (ZONE) TULARE CTY MTNS (ZONE) CA 02/26/2010 16:00 PST-8 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SW S.J. VALLEY (ZONE) SW S.J. VALLEY (ZONE) CA 02/27/2010 06:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
S SIERRA FOOTHILLS (ZONE) S SIERRA FOOTHILLS (ZONE) CA 02/27/2010 08:00 PST-8 Landslide 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WASCO KERN CO. CA 02/27/2010 14:50 PST-8 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TUPMAN KERN CO. CA 02/27/2010 16:45 PST-8 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 71.00K 0.00K