Freak ‘tornado’-like wind caught on video at Rose Bowl; 4 injured

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

PASADENA, Calif. — A large whirlwind outside the Rose Bowl sent a canopy airborne, resulting in four minor injuries Wednesday afternoon.

Editor’s note: Some language used in the video may not be appropriate for all audiences. 

According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the freak wind came as preparations were being made for Thursday’s Rose Bowl game.

Paramedics treated all four injured people at the scene. None were taken to the hospital.

The “sporadic wind event” took place around 1:30 p.m. in Lot H of the Rose Bowl, where Oregon will take on Florida State in the college football semifinals on New Year’s Day.

A video posted on YouTube shows a large whirlwind making its way through the lot before picking up the canopy and lifting it high into the air.

Despite online speculation and the YouTube video’s title, the whirlwind was not a tornado.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.