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A warm front lifted northward across eastern Iowa,northwest Illinois, and far northeast Missouri during the day on Tuesday bringing an unusually warm air mass to the area. Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon and moved northeastward across the region. These storms produced numerous hail around the size of quarters with a few stones up to the size of tennis balls near Galva, Illinois along with several tornadoes. These were the first recorded February tornadoes in the local area. 

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