Why Wasn't There a Warning Before Saturday's Tornado in Mesquite?

The tornado that moved through portions of Mesquite on Saturday morning came with no official advance warning from the National Weather Service.It touched down at 7:35 a.m., a minute after the weather service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Dallas County, including downtown Dallas, University Park, Mesquite and Garland.No deaths or injuries were reported, but surveyors found damage to roofing, fences, signs and poles in the tornado's path."This wasn't a tornado in the traditional sense with a clear funnel cloud," meteorologist Steve Fano said.Because there were no reports of a funnel cloud or clear indications of tornado development on computer radars, no tornado warning went out.  Continue reading...

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