News 8 viewers storm-spotting

A whirl of severe weather moved generally north along the Mississippi River on Sunday, May 19, 2013. News 8 viewers kept us posted with what was going on outside their windows.

Spotters in Burlington, Iowa have reported quarter-sized hail that began around 5 p.m.

News 8 viewer, Leta P. said Buffalo Prairie, Illinois was getting thunder and lightning around 5:40 p.m. They were seeing marble-sized hail.

Bev C. from Keithsburg, Illinois said they were experiencing high winds and marble sized hail before 5:55 p.m.

Two News 8 viewers reported seeing pea-sized hail in Burlington, Iowa around 6:10 p.m. One viewer said rain and winds in Burlington were getting strong, and lots of thunder was starting off of Highway-61.

Sandi S. reported via Facebook that the Rock Island, Milan areas were getting rain and lightening around 6:10 p.m.

Shortly before 6:10 p.m., News 8 viewer Steve H. said half-inch sized hail was falling in Andalusia, Illinois. The hail lasted five minutes.

Heavy rain and hail began falling outside of WQAD in Moline shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thunder and lightning accompanied the precipitation.

Before 6:40 p.m. severe weather sirens were reported sounding in West Davenport, Iowa.

News 8 viewer, Amy K. reported rain and hail passing through Milan started letting up around 6:45 p.m. A lot of thunder was still happening.

Nancy K. reported via Facebook that golf ball sized hail was falling in West Davenport near West Lake around 6:45 p.m.

Hail was reported falling in Lost Nation, Iowa in Clinton County around 6:55 p.m.

Tim W. reported heavy rain and high winds in Alpha, Illinois around 7 p.m.

Pamela reported via Facebook that Moline, Illinois had received .65-inches of rain in 45-minutes.

News 8 Facebook friend, Matt J. reported pea-sized hail with a few that reached golf-ball size in Riverdale, around 7:10 p.m.

News 8 viewer Jenny reported marble-sized hail covering the ground shortly before 7:30 p.m. in Smithshire, IL.

Viewer Jake K. reported quarter-sized hail in Maquoketa, Iowa around 7:35 p.m.

Charlotte B. reported eighth-inch hail in Clinton around 7:45 p.m.

Facebook friend Michelle said there was a tree down in Davenport near Division and Central. A truck came and cut the tree and cleaned up the sight.

Shortly after 8 p.m. it was confirmed that a tornado had touched down around Argo Fay, Illinois. A tornado warning for Carroll County was in effect for about twenty minutes before getting cancelled.


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