2020-08-10_10:24am - The Day of the Derecho

The Day of the Derecho

Nothing special about this walk, just a quick jaunt around Cherry Lake in Tama. But note that I forgot to stop recording when I got in my car after circling the lake. I’ve done that a few times, more often than I care to admit, but on this date I remember why.

Central Iowa was in the midst of a terrible drought but the forecast called for rain and possible thunderstorms around noon. We didn’t get all that much rain from the ensuing storm, but let me tell you, the wind did blow! The derecho hit about one hour after this track recording ended, that’s why I was in a hurry to get home, to avoid getting caught in the “rain”. Read more about it elsewhere in this blog at Iowa’s 2020 Hurricane.