” Particularly dangerous” warning was issued by the storm prediction division of National Weather Service in the prime hours of the afternoon on Monday, 10th August. The message included and warned people to be aware of a thunderstorm that can reach up to 100mph.
The derecho, AKA destructive winds that pass through with extreme speeds, hit many parts of the country. It had an average speed of 75-80mph but, at Iowa the rate reached up to 100 mph, causing severe damages.
Extremely dangerous line of storms will move rapidly across northern IL over the next couple of hours. Widespread 70 to 100 mph winds are likely w/these storms that are moving at 70 mph!! Do not wait for the storms to arrive to seek shelter, get indoors BEFORE storms arrive! pic.twitter.com/1QTSrHfRWG
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) August 10, 2020
Looking into the “whale’s mouth” of the shelf cloud as the #derecho plowed through Chicago. It rolled over so fast, I only got off a few frames before the wind and rain hit // #ILwx pic.twitter.com/UpiuwW9QBo
— Nick Ulivieri (@ChiPhotoGuy) August 10, 2020
Ottawa, IL https://t.co/S1I1X0NLU2
— SevereStudios (@severestudios) August 10, 2020
Eastern Iowa to Wisconsin had to face the damages caused by the windstorms. By eight o’clock in the night, the storm was moving towards Ohio with a decreasing intensity. Trees were brought down, and over a million people had a cut down on electricity.
Even though, the intensity was dropping below the levels naked ” dangerous”, Kentucky (Western) to Missouri (SouthEast) was considered an area where severe hails can occur throughout the midnight. Chicago also had a warning for high winds till seven o’clock at night. The area around Lake Michigan had rececived warning messages for floods because these winds can build up big waves that can come out on to the land.
— Adam Howard (@ashoward1) August 10, 2020
— Ashly #IStandWithRingo B (@ashly_banta) August 10, 2020
The people were asked to consider the warnings as of a tornado. And they were asked to stay inside better yet basements. Officials had also released many Twitter messages advising people about what to do during the storm.
Very impressive burst of winds blew through the north side of #Chicago just north of Wrigley Field just after 4:00 PM. Peak winds likely hit 70 mph as numerous small and medium-sized trees were snapped. pic.twitter.com/F2CCOBEjzO
— Steve Bowen (@SteveBowenWx) August 10, 2020
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) August 10, 2020
— Andrew Pritchard (@skydrama) August 10, 2020
Derecho insanity today in the Midwest. My goodness. pic.twitter.com/XGGubYYMf2
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) August 10, 2020
Lisbon, however, did have to deal with a tornado that had a speed of more than 62mph.
These winds were not the first time that this area had to barrel with Derechos this year. Since June, these winds were poking in this area, causing severe destruction to properties.
These are just some of the pictures sent in from our crews and viewers from the storm damage in central Iowa. 127,000 and counting without power in DSM metro. Watch for @weareiowa5news live coverage in all our nightly shows. pic.twitter.com/uY6HIzZ4Z8
— Sarah Beckman (@SarahBeckman3) August 10, 2020