WILLIAMS, Calif.—The National Weather Service confirms it was a tornado that touched down in a rural Northern California town Wednesday. Weather service meteorologist Drew Peterson describes the tornado that ripped roof tiles from homes in Williams around 3 p.m. as a "small tornado," with winds between 65 to 85 miles per hour.
News video from KCRA-3 in Sacramento showed damage to at least two homes in the Colusa County town, with tiles missing from part of one tract home.
Williams police could not provide a dollar amount of the damage late Wednesday, but said no injuries were reported.
The National Weather Service says a funnel cloud was also spotted around 5 p.m. near Sutter, about 27 miles east of Williams, but did not cause any damage.
The two rural communities are about 70 miles north of Sacramento.