Many locations experienced sustained high winds and damaging gusts for 30 to 60 minutes, compared to 10 to 20 minutes, which is more common for derechos. One storm-related fatality occurred in the NWS Quad Cities area of responsibility. The Linn County Sheriff's Department reports a bicyclist died after being struck by a falling tree.What is a derecho?
A powerful line of severe thunderstorms known as a " Derecho " tracked across eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois on the afternoon of Monday, August 10th resulting in widespread straight line wind damage.How many tornadoes did Iowa's 2nd derecho spawn?
Iowa's second derecho in two years spawned 43 tornadoes. Here's how the storm compared to others Iowa's second derecho in two years spawned 43 tornadoes. Here's how the storm compared to othersWhat is a derecho storm?
Ryan Maue, an Atlanta-based private meteorologist and former chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Associated Press that a derecho can develop from a series of separate storms, usually carrying hail and strong winds, that combine and build into a larger complex.