May 26. 2011, 2011 -- This record setting tornado season became even more remarkable with the rare appearance of tornados as far away as northern California.
The National Weather Service reported several tornadoes touching down in rural Butte and Glenn counties on Wednesday evenng, although no injuries were reported.
A total of 81 tornadoes have been reported in the last 24 hours from Texas though the Mississippi River valley to Ohio and on to western New York State.
The National Weather Service issued tornado watches and a series of warnings in a dozen states.
No deaths have been reported from the latest round of storms.
Severe storms brought rain, baseball-sized hail and high winds to Indiana on Wednesday evening. A possible tornado injured six when it flipped over homes in a trailer park west of Bloomington, Ind., while another possible tornado ripped up the town of Greenburg, Ind.
"You never think it will happen to you. You always think it will happen to the other guy … It could have been a lot worse," Fred Edelman, whose house was damaged in the storm, told ABC News.
The severe storms in Indiana brought wind up to 70 mph. Many residents were left without power.
Tom Creech was lifted right out of the bathtub where he had taken shelter from the storm in Rolling Meadows, Ind.
"My body was shaking. It felt like it was going to suck me right out of the house … Scared me to death," Creech said.
Meanwhile the weather is shifting east, but is getting less severe as it travels across the U.S.
On Tuesday the city of Denning, Ark., took a direct hit that left three people dead and "destroyed the full town," that had a population of about 270, according to National Weather Service reports. Three people died in Denning.
Joplin, Mo., which was devastated on Sunday by a massive EF-5, took only a glancing blow, a small relief for residents who are still digging out from the wallop that struck the town earlier this week.
Four schools in Joplin were leveled, while six were severely damaged, but the superintendent of the Joplin school district vowed that classes will resume in August, once the town recovers from the deadly hit that saw winds reach up to 200 miles per hour.
In Kansas, a tornado lifted Dan Goff's truck like a plastic bag in the wind.
"I'm not sure if I blacked out or not. I lost my boot in the cab of the truck. When it was on its side is when I went out the window … It felt like I was in a sardine can just being crushed," Goff told ABC News.
The death toll from the latest storms in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas rose to 15 Wednesday.
This year has become the deadliest year for tornadoes since 1953, with over 500 deaths from 1,000 tornadoes so far, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
April also set a record as the deadliest month with 361 tornado-related deaths, according to NOAA's records.