Three summers after the historic 2020 Derecho destroyed a large portion of Iowa cropland, a damaging line of storms that moved throughout the Midwest last week has been confirmed as a derecho. The storms impacted Nebraska, the Missouri/Iowa border and then fanned out toward parts of Illinois, Indiana and the Ohio River.

The system started in Colorado, bringing 80mph winds, tornadoes and much-needed rain. Damage to farmers’ grain bins and other structures has been reported, though a final crop acreage is still in the works. Eric Snodgrass, an atmospheric scientist, says more weather like this could be on the horizon, bringing another 1 to 2 inches of “good rainfall.” Much more rainfall will be needed to make up for the ongoing lack of soil moisture throughout the Corn Belt.

Read more on the latest round of severe weather here.