Tornado Warnings Issued for LA and Orange County [Updated]
A waterspout was spotted off Seal Beach and two tornado warnings were issued as severe storm cells rolled in off the Pacific this afternoon. At 12:45 p.m. a tornado warning was issued for Orange County until 1:30 p.m. (extended to 2 p.m.) as the National Weather Service reported a storm cell heading northeast toward the Newport / Huntington Beach coast.
The waterspout was sighted at 1:02 pm moving northeast toward the coast, according to NWS. Witnesses reported golf ball-sized hail in the Seal Beach area and a brief funnel cloud.
At 12:36 p.m., doppler radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado in southern LA county headed for Long Beach and Whittier. This warning expired at 1:15 p.m. No funnel clouds have been reported.