(4:00PM - 7/12/20) A brief recap of the Sat, July 11th severe t'storm event that affected the state.
Multiple disturbances moved through the region on Saturday. Severe t'storms occurred across a large portion of the state, including some significant severe t'storms that produced widespread and significant damage.
Saturday, July 11th...
A complex of scattered showers and t'storms moved across Northern Illinois Saturday morning and early this afternoon. This complex laid out an outflow boundary, which was the focus for additional scattered shower and t'storm development during the afternoon. This activity impacted Eastern Illinois during Saturday afternoon and evening, where scattered severe t'storms and localized flooding occurred. Damaging winds and large hail occurred with this severe t'storm activity. Additional scattered showers and t'storms developed with the main disturbance, across Minnesota and Iowa Saturday afternoon as well. This activity congealed into a loose complex, which rapidly pushed southeastward through Southwest Wisconsin and Iowa through the afternoon. This activity then grew upscale into a well organized complex, which raced southeast across portions of Central and Southern Illinois, Saturday evening. Widespread severe t'storms occurred across portions of Northern and Central Illinois with this activity, including widespread and significant damaging winds. Moline/Quad Cities Airport had a measured wind gust of 80MPH, with widespread and significant wind damage in the Quad Cities.
Below are map representations of final forecast, as well as severe weather reports across the state and adjacent areas.
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