August 20th, 2014 SoCal Tornado


1 hour, 4 Minutes

Time It Formed

3:56 PM (PDT)

Time It Dissipated

5:00 PM (PDT)

Fujita Scale Rating


Maximum Winds

205 mph

Path Length

65 miles

Maximum Width

1 mile

Place(s) impacted

San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange CO, CA

Damage Caused

$2.01 billion (2014 USD)

Casualties Caused

59 Killed, 23 injured

The August 20th, 2014 SoCal Tornado was a Violent EF5 tornado that caused Destruction in parts of Southern California.

It also occurred on Wikia User Steve820`s Birthday.


An Area of Storms formed in the Central Baja California Peninsula close to Midnight on August 18th, 2014.

They Moved North-West at 10 to 15 mph the whole time, causing some Tornadoes in the Baja California Peninsula along the way.

The Storms spawned a Briefly Low Pressure Circulation in the Gulf of California, this nearly spawn a Tropical Depression out of it but came up short as the storms continued north to north-west.

Due to the expanse of the storm complex, which at the time was 260 to 295 miles, it dumped beneficial rain to parts of Northern Baja California and SoCal.

It wasn't Until August 19th that more Supercells began forming in the area of storms. In Fact, an EF2 tornado caused damage to a Neighborhood on close to the board of the US and Baja California.

This Tornado Died when it crossed over onto the Gulf of California.

The Event


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