Thunderstorm Warning for Linn County IA and 3 More

QUAD CITIES IA, QUAD CITIES IA/IL (329 PM CDT Thu Jul 9 2020) — The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southwestern Dubuque County in northeastern Iowa Northern Jones County in east central Iowa Southeastern Delaware County in northeastern Iowa Northeastern Linn County in east central Iowa until 400 PM CDT. At 329 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Prairieburg, or 9 miles northwest of Anamosa, moving northeast at 30 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Monticello, Cascade, Central City, Hopkinton, Worthington, Prairieburg, Waubeek, Langworthy, Stone City, Matsell Bridge Natural Area, Jones County Fairgrounds, Pictured Rocks Wildlife Area, Howard H Cherry Scout Reservation, Buck Creek, Camp Courageous, Temple Hill and Monticello Municipal Airport. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature’s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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