Derecho Produces Winds Of Over 100mph In Iowa, 86mph In the Quad Cities
Peak winds in the QC were between 70mph-90mph
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A line of severe storms moved through the Quad Cities Area yesterday producing widespread winds of over 70mph and some areas over 100mph! Ahead of the storms the National Weather Service issued a PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Thunderstorm watch. According the Storm Prediction Center there have only been 52 PDS Thunderstorm watches since 1988 in the USA, so this was a very rare occurence. This line of storms originated in South Dakota and moved through a very favorable environment in Iowa, into Illinois and eventually into Indiana and Ohio. After all was said and done it traveled over 700 miles while producing severe wind gusts! Since it traveled a long distance (over 240 miles) while consistently producing winds of over 58 mph it can be classified as a derecho. (Pronounced “deh-REY-cho”)
If you don’t have power still, you may want to consider throwing out some of your food. For more info you can visit this website: https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts/food-safety-during-power-outage#:~:text=As%20the%20USDA%20notes%20in,after%204%20hours%20without%20power.
There were over 400 reports of wind damage across the region as well as several power outages. Below is a look at a list of reports from our area:
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