Our interactive map allows you to see the local & national weather MidAmerican spokeswoman Tina Hoffman said downed trees are making it difficult in some locations for workers to get to the power lines. Minutes later, he headed to his basement for safety as the storm took aim at Chicago, starting with its suburbs. The university reported a 1.45% positivity rate among students and staff in their latest set of data from Oct. 16-24. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Senate on track to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court in final vote, How Trump and Biden are spending the final days of the campaign, Wildfire explodes in California, forcing about 60,000 to evacuate. US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Central Illinois 1362 State Route 10 Lincoln, IL 62656

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It has no eye and its winds come across in a line. "Trees and power lines are down throughout the entire city.".

Corn plants, blown over by a derecho storm, lay in a field on August 10, 2020 near Polo, Illinois. ", First published on August 10, 2020 / 9:54 PM. Election Day could turn into "Election Week" with rise in mail ballots. In northern Illinois, the National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 92 mph near Dixon, about 100 miles west of Chicago, and the storm left downed trees and power lines that blocked roadways in Chicago and its suburbs. Is the rise in U.S. COVID cases because of more testing?

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has "both significant and widespread damage throughout the city," said public safety spokesman Greg Buelow. She said the winds blew over trees, ripped road signs out of the ground and tore roofs off of buildings. Elder said the extent of injuries is unknown and that no fatalities have been reported. Unusual merge of Zeta and winterlike storm could unleash heavy rain, snow in Northeast.

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A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan. "It's a lot of tree damage. It's rare for tropical systems to help trigger winter weather -- but not unprecedented. Bitter cold obliterates records in western US. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/derecho-storm-100-mph-winds-hits-midwest In some cases, power line poles were snapped off.

Tens of thousands of people in the metro area were without power. We have updated our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Weather radar map shows the location of precipitation, its type (rain, snow, and ice) and its recent movement to help you plan your day. Add high heat, people with medical conditions that require power, and the pandemic, "it becomes dire pretty quickly. Across the state, large trees fell on cars and houses. Some semi-trailers flipped over or were blown off highways. Many restaurant owners are using heaters to keep outdoor seating open into the colder months. Many people complain of aches and pains as the temperatures drop and cold weather sets in.