Severe WX Midwest Derecho - Aug 10, 2020 (1 Viewer)


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PDS Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued:

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 426
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1125 AM CDT Mon Aug 10 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Eastern Iowa
Northern Illinois
Far northwest Indiana
Far southern Wisconsin
Lake Michigan

* Effective this Monday morning and evening from 1125 AM until
700 PM CDT.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

* Primary threats include...
Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 100
mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A couple tornadoes possible

SUMMARY...A derecho will rapidly progress across eastern Iowa and
northern Illinois this afternoon. Widespread severe wind gusts, some
of which should reach 80-100 mph are anticipated along the track of
the bow. Brief tornadoes are also possible.
 

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NWS Des Moines reports 420,000 people without power in Iowa alone (for reference, a little over 3 million people live in Iowa).
 

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From my friend in the area. Trying to get her husband Ryan to join us.

 
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insane storm was actually at the dentist when it rolled through so they relocated me during my filling to the basement
on a walk this evening took some damage pics from around my neighborhood
 

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I used to tell people to clear their decks and patios before storm systems move through. Had someone, who is no longer a friend, tell me that it was a waste of time to do so.

 

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This will definitely put 'derecho' back in the national dialogue like the 2012 Mid-Atlantic one did. Ridiculous levels of damage there.
 

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