Meanwhile, the storm that came thru Fayette County in the early morning hours on Sunday came without any type of severe storm warning. The entire areas was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch at the time, and a Significant Weather Advisory was issued for the county—but that’s basically an advisory issued for storms that don’t rise to the level of a severe storm—and it would appear the storm that passed thru Fayette County would have been to the severe level. James Kramper from the National Weather Service in St. Louis says this was not a tornado situation, as there was nothing on radar to support a tornado—he says the damage would seem to be from the strong wind gusts. As for the reasoning of no severe storm warning, Kramper says the storms would have appeared to have weakened and were much more disorganized as they approached Fayette County, thus the reason for the advisory and not a severe storm warning. Kramper says they will review the information from this storm to see if anything was missed.
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