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Arctic Cold Front to Bring Areas of Heavy Snow and Much Below Normal Temperatures to the Central U.S.

A strong cold front will sag south across the central U.S. today through this weekend with heavy snow and gusty winds from the northern Rockies into the central Plains, Great Lakes, and eventually the Northeast. Much below normal temperatures will spread across much of the northwest and north-central U.S. this weekend into next week. Heavy rain near the Gulf may bring flooding in the South. Read More >

Overview

Severe thunderstorms developed along a cold front that dropped south across eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois Tuesday evening.  Occasional lightning, heavy downpours, and very large hail were reported.  The hardest hit areas were the northeast side of Cedar Rapids and the Iowa side of the Quad Cities where ping pong ball to baseball sized hail fell in a short amount of time. 

Golf ball hail fell in northern Stephenson county in IL near Orangeville.  Widespread quarter sized hail was also reported during the evening in several other counties.

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Near KGAN studio in Cedar Rapids, IA - photo by Nick Stewart
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