1959: Severe thunderstorms struck parts of eastern and southeastern Iowa for the second consecutive day. One storm dropped extremely large hail in portions of Scott County with an incredible 7 inch diameter stone reported east of Park View. This is one of the largest hail stones on record in Iowa. The storm also shattered the windows of several homes and businesses in Davenport including at least one greenhouse and a florist where 3000 windows were broken. Another storm produced an F2 tornado that touched down just south of Davenport before crossing into Illinois. Further west the storms produced heavy rain and flooding in some areas, with rainfall amounts ranging up to 3.38 inches at Osceola.
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This post was written by Schnack on September 27, 2012