Wonder Valley, California, in the heart of the Mojave Desert, is a rural community of artists, musicians, and other desert dwellers. Visit the Palms Restaurant, the Glass Outhouse Gallery, and the Wonder Valley Community Center. Visit the beautiful Pinto and Bullion mountains. Minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and the Gateway to the Mojave Preserve.
Reports have been coming in about a tornado north of Amboy on Sunday, July 5. The twister rearranged lawn furniture, tore up some fences, and ripped up some roofs. No injuries were reported. Starlene Javier, who works at the Community Center, said it was more of a "dirt-nado."
A sun shower to the left.
I was driving that day on Highway 62 and took this picture, looking north. I could see a sun shower to the left - a monkey's wedding, but looking at the pictures now I wonder if the two dark areas to the right were not funnels forming.
Funnels forming north of Amboy?
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