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Lack of warnings have people perplexed

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

A series of storms last week slammed the state with high winds, rains, and tornadoes. 

However, the National Weather Service issued only one tornado warning during the severe weather.

According to a report from Little Rock television station KARK, warning coordination meteorologist Dennis Cavenaugh said the agency picked up rotations on scans from the radar Friday night. 

"We do see the circulations so it's not that we're just ignoring them but it's a fine balance," Cavanaugh told KARK. 

Cavenaugh said the radar scans the atmosphere in three to five-minute increments and that several areas of rotation were only seen in one scan.

"If we issued a tornado warning for every circulation we would issue a lot of tornado warnings, and it would drive up the false alarm rate," Cavenaugh said. 

But, Cavenaugh said people should take tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings seriously and should take cover whenever a warning is issued.

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