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Severe storm reports from Derecho that pounded the midwestern US

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
July 20, 2019, 5:45:37 PM EDT

Following the derecho that produced hurricane-force wind gusts in South Dakota and southern Minnesota on Saturday morning, new incidents of damaging winds and flooding are developing across the midwestern United States.

Below are storm reports from the storm on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

3:00 p.m. CDT Saturday:

There are more than 365,000 power outages in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan as a result of the severe weather from Friday night into today, according to


1:30 p.m. CDT Saturday:

The town of Irons, Michigan, has been one of the areas hardest hit by flooding with water entering some buildings. There are radar estimates of a foot of rain since Friday night in the area.

Wind damage has also been reported across sections of Minnesota.

12 p.m. CDT Saturday:

More than 122,000 customers are without power in Wisconsin, and more than 200,000 customers without power in Michigan, according to

The Green Bay-Austin Straubel Airport reported wind gusts of 58 mph.

With trees down on SB I-39 between Wausau and Stevens Point, traffic is at a standstill.

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Traffic on I-39 Southbound has slowed to a halt. Social media posts shows trees have fallen in the road. (Google Maps)

11:45 a.m. CDT Saturday:

A radar-confirmed tornado continues to track toward Green Bay, Wisconsin. Residents should seek shelter now.

11:19 a.m. CDT Saturday:

A radar-confirmed tornado is tracking southwest of Green Bay. There have been been funnel clouds sighted near Greenville and Weyauwega, Wisconsin.

11: a.m. CDT Saturday:

Radar estimates indicate that nearly 10 inches of rain has inundated the area east of Fountain, Michigan, in the northwestern part of the state.

10 a.m. CDT Saturday:

Roughly 20,000 customers were without power in Minnesota with the majority of the outages in southern parts of the state.

In Neillsville, Wisconsin, there was a report of a semi truck blown off of Highway 10.

8 a.m. CDT Saturday:

In the northwestern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, a total of 6 inches of rain has poured down near Iron, Minnesota.

7:36 a.m. CDT Saturday:

A wind gust of 65 mph was reported at Brookings, South Dakota.

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