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Funnel cloud spins through Fallbrook over New Years weekend


Last updated 1/2/2013 at Noon

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.

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 could be expected, but in many residents' opinions, it was slightly larger than that.

Chester said he remembe...

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