- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a small tornado touched down in Ventura County during last week’s powerful El Nino-driven storms.

Meteorologists conducting a storms survey determined the tornado swept through a half-mile swath of Fillmore during the morning of Jan. 6. It was about 200 feet at its widest point.

The weather service said Tuesday that the tornado packed winds between 65 mph and 85 mph and snapped tree limbs in Bardsdale Cemetery.

A series of storms brought heavy rain, hail and high winds to California for much of last week.

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