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SPC Recap of Severe Weather Event: June 24, 2023‚Äč

  • Scattered severe storms tracked across southeast Iowa during the mid-afternoon into early evening of June 24, producing large hail up to golf ball size in Van Buren County and tennis ball size hail near Ottumwa.

  • More organized clusters of severe storms tracked through Dubuque into far northwest IL during the evening and late night hours of June 24.  Another storm cluster moved through the Quad Cities, producing wind gusts to 70 mph at the Davenport ASOS and damaged trees and power poles.  An EF-0 tornado also tracked east along and north of I-80 near the Davenport Airport causing sporadic minor tree and structure damage. 

  • Much-needed rainfall of a 0.5 to 1.5 inches was reported with  some localized higher amounts to near or just over 2 inches.  However, some parts of southeast IA, northeast MO, and west central IL missed out on the beneficial rain which will only result in worsening drought conditions in some areas.

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Lance Shaeffer, Davenport, IA
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