SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (CBS13) — A tornado with wind speeds of more than 100 miles per hour rolled through two miles of El Dorado County on Tuesday, damaging a commercial building, power lines, and a number of helpless trees.

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday night that the funnel clouds spotted by numerous witnesses was an EF-1 tornado, the second-lowest rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

High winds ripped part of the roof off of a construction office near Latrobe Road and threw it hundreds of feet away just after 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses said they spotted one funnel cloud in El Dorado County amid heavy hail when another formed just south of Shingle Springs.

Nobody was reported injured in the incident.

It’s the first time in recorded history a tornado has touched down in El Dorado County.


  1. Valerie says:

    Ok, I’m sorry, but… Helpless trees??????

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