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1/25/2010 3:33:00 PM
Photo Gallery: Tornado hits Blythe Jan. 21
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At approximately 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, winds picked up to in excess of 70 mph. The National Weather Center issued a tornado watch at roughly 3:17 p.m. after what a representative in Phoenix referred to as "a mass of clouds and straight-line winds moving on the radar as to indicate a tornado in the area" just five miles west of Blythe.

BLYTHE - Most in Blythe are accustomed to rain but what ripped through the valley the valley last Thursday afternoon was anything but an ordinary Blythe winter storm.

The fierce storm brought with it a tornado, high winds and hail, leaving a path of destruction from missing rooftop shingles to power lines snapped in two.

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