Several tornadoes touched down in northern California on Monday, some causing damage to towns around the state's capital, Sacramento.
According to the Associated Press, any damage was minor and no injuries were reported.
The first tornado was reported near Yuba City shortly after 3:00 p.m. local time. Sutter County Sheriff and the fire department reported downed power lines and damage to structures.
A witness even described the tornado lifting up her barn and boat, according to KXTV-TV.
@ABC7NewsBayArea tweeted this photo of a funnel cloud spotted outside of Yuba City, Calif., on Monday.
According to preliminary reports, up to five tornadoes touched down in total from the Sacramento metropolitan area to the eastern Sierra foothills between 3:08 and 5:19 p.m. local time.
One twister near Elk Grove damaged trees and the roof of a building.
Tornadoes are not uncommon in the Golden State, but are quite unusual this time of year.
Typically they occur most often during the winter and early spring months, often when powerful Pacific storms push ashore. Even so, the entire state usually only experiences a handful of tornadoes every year, making Monday's multiple tornadoes a remarkable oddity.
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