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Blog: Severe weather moves through the QC area, May 14th

StormTrack 8 is following severe weather, May 14.
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Below is an archived blog of severe weather from Thursday, May 14.

Storms blew through eastward across the viewing area from about 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Storm reports from the National Weather Service indicated heavy rain and lightning. 

In Henry County, four miles south-southwest of Atkinson, a roof reportedly was blown off a barn around 10:15 p.m. Tree damage was also reported in the area.

The National Weather Service reported this damage could have possibly been caused by a tornado, but there has been no official confirmation of one. 

Around 9:45 p.m., a 58 mph wind gust was reported at the Burlington Regional Airport. 


A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Hancock County, Henderson County, Warren County and McDonough County until 9:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for areas south and west of the Quad Cities until 9:15 p.m.

This is in effect for parts of Rock Island County, Mercer County, Louisa County and Muscatine County.

A new severe thunderstorm has been issued until 9 p.m. for Lee, Henry, and Louisa Counties in Iowa.

Meteorologist James Zahara says this storm is moving east at 30mph. Columbus Junction and Wapello are expected to be impacted by around 8:25 p.m.

"There's a whole lot of lightning going on with this storm," he said.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Henry County (IA), Louisa County, Washington County, and Jefferson County until 8:15 p.m. 

According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms were moving eastward at 30mph around 7:40 p.m. 

70mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail is possible.

"For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building," said the National Weather Service.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the viewing area until 1 a.m. 

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