12 August 2020

Severe Crop Damage From Midwest Derecho Visible from Space

Posted by Dan Satterfield

The damage from the severe derecho in the Midwest Tuesday is visible from space. Early estimates are that the damage may exceed a billion dollars. Click on the image above for a larger view. It’s not uncommon for the paths of large tornadoes to be visible from weather satellites but the crop damage over such a wide swatch is not something you see every day. The corn crops across this region add a lot of water vapor into the air and this may very well have made the storms even stronger.