The National Weather Service says straight line winds were behind the destruction of a home and barn in Bismarck, Ark.
Forecaster John Robinson said Tuesday that people in the area believed Monday’s storm spun off a tornado that caused the damage. Robinson says photos taken by residents showed a cloud formation that could be mistaken for a tornado.
And the damage appeared severe enough to have been caused by a twister. The house was blown off its foundation.
But Robinson says most of the debris was to the east of the house, consistent with a storm moving west to east. A tornado would have scattered the debris.
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