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This photo of a funnel cloud was taken December 30, shortly after 1 p.m. most likely by HPWREN, the UCSD webcam positioned on Red Mountain in Fallbrook.
This photo of a funnel cloud was taken December 30, shortly after 1 p.m. most likely by HPWREN, the UCSD webcam positioned on Red Mountain in Fallbroo...
This photo of a tunnel cloud spinning through Fallbrook was taken by Tom Chester.
This photo of a tunnel cloud spinning through Fallbrook was taken by Tom Chester.
Teri Callahan caught this image of a tunnel cloud moving through Fallbrook on December 30.
Teri Callahan caught this image of a tunnel cloud moving through Fallbrook on December 30.
Tom Chester got a close-up photo of the hail that came down in Fallbrook on December 30
Tom Chester got a close-up photo of the hail that came down in Fallbrook on December 30
A brief hail storm arrived in Fallbrook on December 30. Tom Chester captured this image.
A brief hail storm arrived in Fallbrook on December 30. Tom Chester captured this image.

Funnel cloud spins through Fallbrook over New Years weekend


Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Issue 01, Volume 17.


FALLBROOK – When a funnel cloud spun through Fallbrook and Bonsall on Sunday, December 30, numerous residents ran for their cameras.

"Don't this beat all," said Tom Chester, in an email to the Village News.

The funnel was visible shortly after 1 p.m. and was rotating noticeably.

Shortly after the appearance of the cloud, rain began to fall, thunder and lightening could be heard and then it began to hail.

At the time, the National Weather Service said hail the size of peas Advertisement
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could be expected, but in many residents' opinions, it was slightly larger than that.

Chester said he remembered another funnel cloud visiting Fallbrook in the past.

"We had a much stronger tornado/funnel cloud in almost the precise same location some years ago, that did touch down in Fallbrook and Temecula," he said. "I didn't get to see that one; I only observed that the wind and rain became horizontal - no exaggeration - looking out my window, and thought 'My, that's odd.'"


 

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Comment #1 | Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm
I watched a funnel cloud that went over the top of the high school bus barn years ago as it rotated and was filled with debris. We also experience the horizontal rain the year the tornado touched down in the Burma Rd. area then skipped out to the freeway. We were home for this one and the hail was definitely bigger than a pea. It really is fascinating to see "weather" in California.
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Comment #2 | Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm
cool pics.

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