"The skies in the Los Angeles basin were fair Saturday morning when computers connected to the National Weather service in Oxnard began screaming.Four minutes later:
"AT 825 AM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO 7 MILES SOUTH OF GLENDALE...OR ABOUT NEAR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH."
There was hardly a cloud in the sky, but the alert stated in horrifying detail:
"THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR PASADENA BY 8:50."
"PLEASE DISREGARD THE PREVIOUS TORNADO WARNING. NO TORNADO EXISTS."Jubilant Los Angeles residents took to the streets to celebrate their newfound freedom from the tornado menace, and the jubilations continue at this hour--
Oh wait, this just in...
The National Weather Service has issued a statement, consisting of one word: