UPDATE: Tornado that touched down in Fresno County upgraded to EF1

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According to the National Weather Service, there have only been six recorded EF-1 tornadoes in Fresno County.

UPDATE: The NWS has upgraded the tornado that touched down in Fresno County to EF1, the wind reached up to speeds of 86 mph.

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A tornado touched down in the area of Herndon and Academy in Fresno on Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed.

ABC30 Insider Josh Brockett sent in a photo of what appeared to be a funnel cloud. A funnel cloud is a rotating funnel-shaped cloud and only differs from a tornado because it has not touched down, according to the NWS.


The NWS analyzed the picture of the funnel cloud and determined it had touched down briefly and was a tornado.


It is in the weakest category of tornadoes - EF0 - and there were no reports of anyone having been hurt.


It appears an outbuilding may have been damaged. A close look at some video of the tornado shows that debris was swept up and flying within it.
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