Rare tornado touches down near Stockton
The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down southwest of Stockton on Wednesday afternoon, the first time a twister had struck in San Joaquin County since 2005.
The tornado touched down on West Howard Road about 1 p.m. The funnel cloud was spotted near Lathrop.
At least one property was damaged and some power lines were knocked out.
The tornado was listed as a category EF1 and was on the ground for one mile, officials said. The weakest rating for a tornado is EF0.
The tornado flipped a trailer and ripped off the sheet metal and destroyed a building that was used a workshop for classic cars.
-- Fox 40 Sacramento