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Baseball-Sized Hail Falls in Lamont Area, Funnel Spotted

Severe storms moved through eastern Iowa Wednesday night.

A Tornado Warning was issued for portions of Buchanan, Delaware and Clayton counties shortly after 5 pm. A tornado was never spotted on the ground, but Buchanan County Emergency Management reported a rotating wall cloud that produced a funnel.

Large hail also fell in the Lamont and Strawberry Point areas – some of the hail was as large as baseballs. Several vehicles were damaged by the large hail and Buchanan County Emergency Management says they’ll be checking roof damage on Thursday. 

The storms developed along a strong cold front, which will drop our temperatures a few degrees for the rest of the week – with highs in the mid-to-upper 80’s. Highs will climb back into the 90’s Sunday into next week.

Rotating wall cloud near Lamont courtesy of Buchanan County Emergency Management

Hail on north edge of Backbone courtesy of Karla Downs

Hail three miles east of Lamont courtesy of Beverly Keppler

Hail between Lamont and Backbone courtesy of Kristi Chettinger

Hail in Strawberry Point courtesy of Carol Recker Vernon

 

top photo courtesy of Buchanan County Emergency Management

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