Marlin Blankenship, assistant director of Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management, said a warning was not issued because the storm appeared minor.
“It never reached the severe level, according to the National Weather Service,” Blankenship said.
However high winds began at approximately midnight that toppled tree limbs and trash containers. Blankenship said the damage was due to “outflow winds,” a type of wind gust caused when rain cools the air.
There was no tornadic activity.
A storm spotter who lives in northern Durant told Blankenship that winds reached approximately 60 miles per hour in that area.
Lightning damaged a house at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Glenbrook Drive in Calera. Calera firefighters checked the home and it did not catch on fire. Calera also sustained wind damage.
Several burglar alarms activated early this morning because of the storm, according to an emergency call log, and power lines were knocked down. There were scattered power outages, including in northern areas of Durant.
Most of the county received approximately an inch of rain, according to Blankenship, although northeastern areas of the county received up to two and a half inches.
The weather has cleared today and there is a 30 percent chance for rain on Friday.