Riverside Couty Tornados

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kd6ecz

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Apparently tornados have been spotted near the 215 Freeway and Oleander (in the Moreno Valley area?).

Here is the CHP log:
Incident: 1350 Type: Traffic Collision - Ambulance Responding Location: NB I215 JNO OLEANDER AV Zoom Map: 747 7C info as of: 5/22/2008 5:36:58 PM

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6:57PM PER 74-S4 REF THE TRAIN DERAILMENT INFO FRM EARLIER: NEG ON A TRAIN DERAILMENT IT WAS APPROX 6 O/TURNED BOXCARS FRM THE TORNADO
6:47PM PER RCH NO PATIENT THERE OUT OF AN O/TURNED BIG RIG * THEY POSS WENT TO RCRMC
6:36PM 1039 74-C VIA LL
6:31PM ALL LNS OPEN
6:06PM 8722 ENRT, ETA 1 1/2 HR W/TRAFFIC
6:04PM ENTAC INQ ETO, PER POS 8 20 MINS, 1039 ENTAC
5:58PM PER 74-42 1021 TO AMR AND SEE WHERE PTY WAS TRNS FRM THIS TC?
5:56PM 125-D4 IS 97 ON THE SB 215 CD
5:53PM CHAMPION TOW ADVSD ETA APPROX 15 MINS
5:53PM PER 74-42 REQNG TO KNOW IF CT IS ENRT, NEED THEM TO CLEAN UP OIL AND FUEL THAT IS ON THE RS * CONFIRM CDF CALLED YOU GUYS FOR THIS?
5:50PM 104 ON LINE 57, ETA ABOUT 20 W/TRAFFIC
5:49PM 1039 CHAMPION FOR ABSORBAL (RIVERSIDE TOW NOT ON L DUTY ROTATION)
5:49PM 115-26 ON THE TURQ * ADVSD NO NEED FOR ROUND ROBINS
5:46PM VEHS DRIVING W/WAY ON REX ONR TO EXIT FREEWAY - JFI
5:44PM MISS COMMUNICATION * WE ONLY NEED RIVERSIDE TOW FOR THE ABSORBAL NEG ON A TOW, IF YOU CAN ADVISE THEM THAT S ALL THEY ARE RESPONDING FOR, THX
5:43PM 1022 D RIVERSIDE TOW
5:42PM 1022 RIVERSIDE TOW, WE JUST NEEDED ABSORBAL FRM THEM ONLY
5:41PM PER 74-41 GET OFF AT REX * SHUT DOWN NB REX ONR AND THEN COME BACK DOWN WHERE WE ARE AND SET UP A BETTER CONE PATTERN AND SIGNS
5:40PM STATEWIDE 97, RIVERSIDE TOW ADV G STATEWIDE THEY ARE ALSO ENRT W/ HD, CONFIRM 2 HD S NEEDED?
5:39PM 87211 1039
5:34PM TIM HATFIELD - HAZMAT 1039
5:31PM CT IF YOU CAN 1022 THE SWEEPER * NEED CT TO RESPOND W/CLOSURE TO ASSIST ON THE 215
5:24PM HAZMAT SUPV VSMSG
5:18PM TALKED TO RSO DPTY * WILL TRY TO FORCE EVERYONE OFF AT OLEANDER, ONCE THAT IS DONE * WILL TRY GET THESE VEHS OFF AT W/WAY
5:16PM WILL NEED TO TAKE VEHS OFF AT OLEANDER
5:12PM 1039 RSO, ENRT UNABLE TO GET THROUGH ** WILL ADVS
5:11PM 74-42 IS GOING TO ACCESS THE W/WAY
5:10PM TRAFFIC IS SHUT DOWN AT OLEANDER * REQNG TO SEE IF RSO HAS UNITS TO ASSIST W/1184
5:01PM 8721 1039, MM 032*141, 8722 1039 W/SWEEPER, ETA 1023
5:00PM TRACTOR AND TRLR * UNK IF LOADED * DRIVER IN BIG RIG IS UNCONSCIOUS AND AMR IS ASSISTING HIM NOW
5:00PM 1039 STATEWIDE
4:59PM 1039 RIVERSIDE TOW W/ABSORBAL
4:56PM NEED AN 1185 W/ABSORBAL * BIG RIG SPILLED ALOT OF OIL ON THE RS AND IN LNS * 1023 ON CT W/SWEEPER FOR NOW
4:54PM ALL LNS BLKD NB 215
4:51PM BIG RIG TURNED UPSIDE BLKG ALL LNS EXCEPT FOR 1 LN//NB 215 JSO VB
4:51PM 1039 STATEWIDE FOR HD
4:50PM PLS ROLL HD FOR O/TURNED BIGRIG
4:47PM 1039 FIRE
4:47PM RP ADVS A TORNADO CAUSED BIG RIG TO O/TURN - STILL IN AREA
4:46PM WHI BIG RIG O/TURNED BLKG ALL LNS
I'm currently in San Bernardino and we have been getting pounded by heavy rain for the past 30 minutes or so. There is also considerable thunder and lightning activity here as well.

Here is the only story I have found so far:

Tornado warning as Southern California gets wild weather

Associated Press - May 22, 2008 8:35 PM ET

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for parts of Southern California as the region is being pounded by wild weather including torrential downpours.

The weather service said at 4:38 p.m. Thursday that Doppler radar was tracking a tornado moving south near Moreno Valley in Riverside County.

A KABC-TV helicopter in the area has shown an overturned big rig blocking a highway and a half-dozen freight cars toppled over on nearby railroad tracks.
(Oops... I really do know how to spell county... I swear!)
 
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Affirm... as I was getting onto the 215 from the 60, KFI 640 said something about a tornado and I joked "Hmm maybe theres one in Perris"... no sooner I turn my head and THERE IT IS --- a funnel from cloud all the way to the ground. I couldn't believe what I was seeing!

The tornado crossed the 215 fwy, causing a big rig to overturn and train to derail. Unfortunately my camera and radios were at home, so I had to snap with the cell phone.

Pictures (please excuse quality these are with older cell phone)

Tornado falling apart-wish I took it sooner before it roped out and died


Train derailed by tornado




Overturned big rig (hard to see in picture but it was blocking all lanes and caused N/B 215 to be shut down)


Hail covering 215 freeway in Perris
 
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kd6ecz

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Wow... that's a bit too close for comfort. How big was the funnel cloud?

I'm about to drive back to Rancho Cucamonga from San Bernardino. I hope the weather has mellowed a bit. I haven't heard any thunder in about a half an hour now but it still looks quite dark outside. It's pretty weird that we're getting heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and even tornados down here when the Santa Cruz area is having some serious vegetation fire issues.
 
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We musta got some hail NW of there in Redlands. I got home and the yard was covered with shredded leaves from the plum trees.

It was crackin and boomin just like back home in MO.

It dumped like a cow pissin on a flat rock at 3pm in Pomona. Kellog Hill was high adventure.
 

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Nobody has mentioned that this is TOTALLY WIERD! Maybe you guys get them down there every now and then but I have never seen or heard of tornados that strong in CA before. The Climate is changing for sure. We better start getting ready in the coming years to start seeing them in CA regularly.
 

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Reminds me of that AMAZING movie,

"The Day After Tomorrow"

Kinda scary when you actually think about it. I think FOR SURE climate is changing. Weather the past couple years, (especially this year) has been very different...

Think about it :/
 

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I totally agree the weather patterns are changing. Just want to remind flks we had a tornado toucdown 1/2 mile from the SHORELINE in Pacifica, Ca. back in '82 and in '05 we had one touch down in South San Francisco, Ca. too. so although rare, tornadoes are possible here:)
 
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