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1255 PM TSTM WND GST 1 S MIDWAY

42.09N 91.70W   08/10/2020 M112 MPH LINN IA EMERGENCY MNGR

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1255 PM TSTM WND GST 1 S MIDWAY
42.09N 91.70W   08/10/2020 M112 MPH LINN IA EMERGENCY MNGR

These high end reports continue to be right near the main vortex...

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SPC needs to consider high with 20z out look or sooner.

This is as about as high end as it gets.


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12 minutes ago, NEILwxbo said:

Has the potential to be one of the more widespread wind events N IL has seen in many years 

Agree.  I was thinking back on August derechos specifically in the past 10-20 years, and this one looks like it has a chance to be at or near the top of list.  

A lot of extracurricular activity happening on the streets of Chicago and even spilling into northwest IN.  Hopefully people who are outside are aware of the wx situation later.

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2 minutes ago, Chicago Storm said:

SPC needs to consider high with 20z out look or sooner.

This is as about high end as it gets.


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trying to recall the highest wind gusts i have seen out of these systems

121 MPH for some reason my brain spits out,,not sure if that is correct ..

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Just now, Hoosier said:

Agree.  I was thinking back on August derechos specifically in the past 10-20 years, and this one looks like it has a chance to be at or near the top of list.  

A lot of extracurricular activity happening on the streets of Chicago and even spilling into northwest IN.  Hopefully people who are outside are aware of the wx situation later.

Hopefully all the looted businesses in the loop reinforce that plywood covering the windows...

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4 minutes ago, SchaumburgStormer said:

Hopefully all the looted businesses in the loop reinforce that plywood covering the windows...

per police scanner reports still going on ...but in other areas of the city (isolated) 

widespread power outages might not help as night falls

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2 minutes ago, janetjanet998 said:

trying to recall the highest wind gusts i have seen out of these systems

121 MPH for some reason my brain spits out,,not sure if that is correct ..

I believe Michigan had 120-130 MPH wind gusts during the May 30/31st 1998 Derecho.  I lived in mid-Michigan at the time and to this day that is the worst storm I have ever experienced.  Those winds were at 4:00-5:00 am too.  

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Just now, jut05 said:

I believe Michigan had 120-130 MPH wind gusts during the May 30/31st 1998 Derecho.  I lived in mid-Michigan at the time and to this day that is the worst storm I have ever experienced.  Those winds were at 4:00-5:00 am too.  

I believe AWG was 126 mph in the June 1998 derecho. 

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4 minutes ago, SchaumburgStormer said:

Hopefully all the looted businesses in the loop reinforce that plywood covering the windows...

There was more looting in Chicago? What in the heck I thought we were all passed that by now.

This could really be historic here, the entire state of Iowa basically doesn't have power, and this thing has basically turned into a Category 2 Land-icane heading straight for the 3rd largest metro area in America

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The ratio of sig severe gusts in this has been extremely impressive. This has to be a high risk upgrade at some point soon. They put out the 1630 update early, surely an early-issue 20z high is in the cards.

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This is Hawkeye in Cedar Rapids.  It’s a damn war zone here.  I lost my tree, fence, and garden.  Trees are trashed everywhere.  My neighbor’s 60 ft maple was sheared right off halfway up.  We got 50 mph sustained, with gusts to 100, for 30+ minutes.  It was unreal.  

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6 minutes ago, MUWX said:

Why hasn’t this gone high risk? What a monster. 

They put out a PDS watch.   Don't see how the high risk designation does much to improve the the threat communication.

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3 minutes ago, AppsRunner said:

The ratio of sig severe gusts in this has been extremely impressive. This has to be a high risk upgrade at some point soon. They put out the 1630 update early, surely an early-issue 20z high is in the cards.

Worst derecho since 2012?

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3 minutes ago, Amped said:

They put out a PDS watch.   Don't see how the high risk designation does much to improve the the threat communication.

A high risk for Chicago would undoubtedly grab headlines. PDS watch is obviously needed and helps convey the significance of the threat, but this is literally the reason a high risk is a thing. Obviously they could upgrade at 2000z, but a special update is warranted imo. 

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