Satellite Captures Derecho Moving Across the Midwest

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NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured severe thunderstorms moving across the Midwest in the United States on August 10, 2020. These thunderstorms triggered a derecho, a widespread, long-lived,¬†straight-line wind¬†storm. The derecho moved from southeastern South Dakota into Ohio. This wind storm traveled 770 miles over the course of 14 hours. Wind gusts reached up to 74 mph (65 kt) at times and was recorded at 90 mph in central Iowa.

Derecho moving across the Midwest.  Image: NOAA, public domain.
Derecho moving across the Midwest. Image: NOAA, public domain.

Source: GOES-East Watches Derecho Slam Midwest


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