The National Weather Service reported that a weak tornado developed Friday afternoon as cold air blew into central California.
According to the NWS the tornado was on the ground for a few minutes near Tulare around 1:00 pm Friday.
A team of NWS Meteorologists planned to visit the touch down site Saturday to verify that this was a tornado by checking damage patterns.
It's possible that the tornado damaged a small building near a dairy.
This type of tornado is what's called a cold-air funnel cloud which is fairly common in central California in Fall and Spring.
A cold-air funnel is much weaker than a tornado caused by super-cell thunderstorms which typically need huge amounts of energy and direct clashes of cool and warm, moist air.
Cold-air funnels are typically caused by wind shear creating a rotating horizontal column of air that gets sucked up into a weak updraft and tilted vertically.
They don't typically touch the ground but when they do they are technically considered a tornado.