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NWS: Three Valley tornadoes confirmed from Friday morning winter storms

Posted: 7:37 PM, Nov 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-30 00:18:27-05
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In a series of tweets, the National Weather Service in Phoenix confirmed three tornadoes touched down around the Valley during morning storms.

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The tornadoes touched down during Friday morning's winter storms, which brought rain and strong winds to parts of the Valley.

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Officials say around 3:58 a.m, an EF1 tornado formed near 32nd and Cholla streets pulling down trees up to three-feet in diameter, and removing some roofs from homes.

Around 4:41 a.m, another tornado formed and caused small tree damage to parking lots on Market Street east of Val Vista and south of Williams Field Road in Gilbert.

Shortly after around 4:51 a.m, a third tornado was later confirmed in the Queen Creek area near Rittenhouse Road and 222nd Street. This storm downed multiple power poles, trees, and caused significant roof damage to several homes.

This isn't the first time three tornadoes have formed in Maricopa County on the same day. In fact, this has happened twice since 1950; on May 4, 1976, and on February 13, 1992.

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for updates on developing weather conditions.