Possible Tornado Touchdowns Saturday


By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Strong and severe thunderstorms developed Saturday afternoon dropping hail in the Kimberly area and across eastern Twin Falls County.

But as those thunderstorms continued to most to the east they strengthened and prompted the national weather service to issued tornado warnings for portions of Blaine, Minidoka and Cassia counties.

Mother Nature unleashed winds and large hail across portions of the eastern magic valley. Hail to the size of golf balls covered the ground in some areas and gusty winds took down tree limbs across portions of Cassia County.

Ominous storm clouds also led to the formation of two possible tornadoes in Cassia County.

Austin Catmull describes just what he saw as one of those tornadoes started to form. “We drove out and kind of watched the storms for a bit and then we were driving back and on the way back just over the hill East of Albion there was just a big just cloud that was kind of swirling around and we were kind of watching it for a while and then it just kind of connected with the cloud and it looked like a tornado to us.”

Two possible tornadoes touched down in Cassia County.

The first touched down just east northeast of Albion with a second possible tornado touching down just east of Declo.

The national weather service will determine if both of these storms were tornadoes and just how long they were on the ground and how strong they were.

Fortunately no damage was reported.

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