IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 13 August 2020

The Derecho of 2020

Posted: 13 Aug 2020 12:58 PM

One of the most significant weather events in Iowa's history happened on Monday, 10 August 2020. A powerful complex of storms bulldozed the state and impacted the major urban centers of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Davenport. The Aqua MODIS satellite data from Tuesday featured in today's map has been making the rounds on the Internet. The map clearly shows the extensive crop damage that happened from west of Des Moines to Davenport. We continue to await a more cloud free day to further see the extent of the crop damage from satellites. Overlain on the map is Local Storm Reports of wind gusts from the National Weather Service.

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