August 2020 Midwest derecho

2020 wind storm affecting the Midwestern United States

The August 2020 Midwest derecho was a strong derecho in the Midwestern United States–mostly Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana. Nebraska and Iowa were already having severe droughts at the time. The derecho caused large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes.[1]

The greatest damage happened in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa. The strongest winds took place in Iowa. They were at 126 miles per hour. Many tornadoes hit northern Illinois.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa was severely damaged by the storm.[2]

The derecho caused more than $11 billion in damage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Midwest Derecho". National Weather Service. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  2. "Cedar Rapids Derecho Damage Worse than Floods". Radio Iowa. Retrieved February 10, 2021.