Thursday, February 23, 2017

Stormy weather moving into the Stateline Thursday night

Nickeled sized hail reported SW of Franklin Grove Thursday evening.
Photo: Joan Bereman

(11:17:05 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS LOT: 3 NW Amboy [Lee Co, IL] trained spotter reports HAIL of quarter size (M1.00 INCH) at 11:06 PM CST -- nickel to quarter sized hail. hail completely covering the ground.

Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lee County has been canceled.  The storm has fallen below severe limits, but pea to penny sized hail still possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Lee County until 11:30pm.  A severe thunderstorm was located southwest of Amboy and moving northeast around 55mph.  Quarter sized hail is going to be the biggest threat with this storm.  Cities impacted will be Dixon, Amboy, Franklin Grove and Ashton.

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