Facts and Photos of Yesterday’s Storm
Take a look at some of these photos from yesterday! Just incredible!
Also, the National Weather Service has given us some quick facts pertaining to yesterday’s derecho. Like, what the heck is a “derecho” (A well-organized and long-lived complex of storms that produce widespread severe wind damage.) More:
Preliminary numbers from August 10 as of 6 a.m. on August 11:
Over 600 reports of severe wind speeds (58+ mph) or wind damage from the Nebraska/Iowa border, across Iowa, northern Illinois and northern Indiana.
Over 100 of the wind reports are from northern Illinois and northwest Indiana in the NWS Chicago County Warning Area (CWA).
In the NWS Chicago CWA, one confirmed tornado (via video) occurred in Rogers Park, Illinois (a north-side neighborhood of Chicago), that moved out over Lake Michigan making it a waterspout. This was the first tornado in the city of Chicago since September 3, 2018.
One injury in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Top wind gusts clocked on our @WeatherBug network. #ILwx #INwx @NWSChicago
84mph in Plainfield, 85mph in Lincoln Square. pic.twitter.com/VjSgC20Ric
— Mike Hamernik (@MikeHamernik) August 10, 2020
Thanks to Carrie Svihlik for the above video! Here are a few more shots from around the ‘burbs..
Looking into the “whale’s mouth” of the shelf cloud as the #derecho plowed through Chicago. It rolled over so fast, I only got off a few frames before the wind and rain hit // #ILwx pic.twitter.com/UpiuwW9QBo
— Nick Ulivieri (@ChiPhotoGuy) August 10, 2020
Storm damage to the steeple at College Church in Wheaton. Photo by @dhmarkwelsh for the @dailyherald: pic.twitter.com/bipJtUZ9Eh
— Sean (@SeanStanglandDH) August 11, 2020