So far this Sunday morning- the local news media are reporting about the tornado that struck Reading KS just after 9 p.m. Saturday night.
As first reported here at CSW- one man died and at least 5 others were injured in the twister that damaged more than 200 structures- destroying 20- in the east-central Kansas town of about 250 people.
What the news media is NOT reporting thus far is that Reading- as well as Jefferson county almost 40 miles to the north- the 2 locations where damaging tornadoes were reported Saturday- were not under any tornado watch.
In fact- Jefferson (and Douglas) county was only later added to a severe thunderstorm watch that was issued for most of eastern Kansas when severe thunderstorms began pummeling Topeka shortly after the watch (No. 318) was issued.
I don't know if the Storm Prediction Center used up all of it's tornado watch budget in April during the Super-Duper Tornado Outbreak or the SPC forecasters simply didn't see tornadoes coming for eastern Kansas.
No need to explain any of that to me- but I'm sure the injured and survivors of the man who was killed might like to know the reasoning why a tornado watch wasn't in effect when Reading was heavily-damaged by a tornado Saturday night.