Funnel clouds and hail reported during Wednesday storms
Photo taken 6-12-13 just south of Massbach, IL shared by WQAD viewer Bill Meyer
Funnel clouds were reported Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2013 as severe thunderstorms moved through counties near the Quad Cities.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for eastern Lee County just before 4 p.m. after radar indicated a possible tornado near Amboy.
The warning was allowed to expire at 4:30 p.m.
A trained spotter reported a funnel cloud at 4:06 p.m. at Route 251 and Interstate 39 at Paw Paw in Lee County, Illinois.
Law enforcement reported a funnel cloud heading northeast from Rockford, Illinois at 4:25 p.m.
A trained spotter reported quarter-inch-sized hail about five miles northeast of Paw Paw in De Kalb County just before 4:30 p.m.
A trained spotter in Wisconsin also reported seeing a funnel cloud at 5:19 p.m. about four miles east of Durango in Dubuque, Iowa.
The Dubuque County, Iowa emergency manager reported a funnel cloud was observed near Highway 151 south of Dubuque in Key West at 5:48 p.m. Between 8 and 8:30 p.m., a trained spotter reported a wind gust of 60 miles per hour east-southeast of Peosta and law enforcement reported hail 1.75 inches in diameter on the north side of Dubuque.
A trained spotter reported pea-sized hail and heavy rain in Galena at 6:12 p.m.
Law enforcement reported seeing a funnel cloud at St. Donatus in Jackson County, Iowa at 6:17 p.m.
Spotters also reported a tornado two miles south of Hanover near Highway 84 in Jo Daviess County just before 7 p.m.
Dubuque, Jackson, Jo Daviess and Carroll counties all experienced tornado warnings in the late-afternoon and early-evening hours.