We had no idea THIS was coming. Why the National Weather Service says no warning was issued ahead of yesterday's tornado in East Arlington. 3 Good evening. It came without warning...the EF-2 Tornado that ripped through East Arlington. Forecasters have been getting better at providing ample warning for tornadoes, but they can... and do happen without a warning from the National Weather Service. Channel 4's Scott Johnson spoke with the federal officials...to find out WHY there was no warning during yesterday's storm...Scott? 3 3 3 00-05 19-24 when the tornado touched down in arlington tornado touched when the when the tornado touched down in arlington our crews responded and heard the same thing over and over... we had no idea this was coming ... 18:48:10- it was very hard to determine at that point if it was a tornado or not.so I stopped by the national weather service to find out why we got no warning.18:49:26 - 'why didn't we have a warning on this one?' often times when we're looking at radar from scan to scan it takes a full 5 to 6 minutes to get a full scan of a particular storm.Scott Cordero is the meteorologist in charge here. He says the radar didn't show typical signs of a tornado...beyond the fact that this storm happened almost too quickly for their system to scan there were a couple other issues.. one, the radar is specific to a quarter mile and this tornado was only a few hundred yards wide...also this is the map at the time of the storm... the lighter areas are where the tornado touched down ... typically it would have to be a lot of dark red meeting dark green to show a tornado. 18:50:42 - it really had a discreet rotation in that particular storm. In this particular case the rotation was actually pretty weak ... 'hard to see?' hard to see on radar.and if you remember just weeks ago we had a similar storm touch down in nassau county ... and as that happened we were given constant tornado warnings. 18:52:00 - you would see red and green coming together. 'and in fernandina we saw that?' we certainly did.while this tornado was quick for weathermen ... it wasn't as quick as victims thought.Most people thought the storm only lasted a minute... actually it lasted around 15...it was just constantly moving. 3 3 Scott, we've Scott, we've reported in recent months that the national weather service, like a lot of federal agencies has been facing budget cuts. Did that play a role in tracking this tornado?