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Fierce storm cell approaching Long Beach, could bring waterspouts and tornadoes

December 22, 2010 |  2:23 pm

A fierce storm cell that could produce waterspouts and tornadoes is approaching Long Beach, meteorologists said.

"In between Catalina Island and Long Beach, there's a set of storms out there that look really, really good" to produce waterspouts, said meteorologist Jamie Meier with the National Weather Service.

The wild weather is expected to continue through the rest of the afternoon but should fade after dusk, when the daytime heating helping to fuel the storms diminishes, forecasters said.

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Photo: A view of Los Angeles showing the downtown skyline, bottom left, from the top of Mulholland Hwy. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

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