The first severe storm of 2008 for the Quad Cities area of responsibility moved across northwest Jones County, southeast Dubuque County, and extreme northwest Jo Daviess County between 545 am and 645 am on January 7th. The severe thunderstorm produced dime to nickel-sized hail along its path, with some of the hail covering the ground. The image below indicates the rainfall totals from the storm, but is also a good indication of the path of the storm.
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS..
0559 AM HAIL MONTICELLO 42.24N 91.19W 01/07/2008 E0.88 INCH JONES IA LAW ENFORCEMENT
DIME TO NICKEL-SIZE HAIL. LASTED FOR ABOUT 4 MINUTES...UNTIL 603 AM.
0610 AM HAIL CASCADE 42.30N 91.01W 01/07/2008 E0.75 INCH DUBUQUE IA LAW ENFORCEMENT
0635 AM HAIL 1 N MENOMINEE 42.49N 90.54W 01/07/2008 E0.75 INCH JO DAVIESS IL POST OFFICE
1/2 INCH TO 3/4 INCH DIAMETER HAIL COVERING THE GROUND.