NWS Hanford confirms tornado touched down in Mariposa County Saturday

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The National Weather Service in Hanford has confirmed the touch down of an EF0 tornado in Mariposa County during Saturday's afternoon storm.

Officials from the NWS surveyed the area where video was taken of a funnel cloud yesterday on Ben Hur Road, just 2 miles north of Ben Hur.

Surveyors found "damage indicators" including branches ripped from trees and grass swirls.

NWS could not say whether the funnel cloud shared in a photo with Action News was the same cloud that touched the ground, but can confirm it was in the same storm.

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