Articles tagged "derecho"

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Anomalous and historic December derecho hits U.S.

An anomalous and historic December derecho, a windstorm associated with an unusually strong and fast-moving line of thunderstorms, swept from the U.S. Southwest to the Upper Midwest on December 15, 2021, traveling roughly 1 060 km (660 miles) in just over 10 hours....

December 17, 2021

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Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms

The unusually powerful storm in Southern New England last week, October 7, 2020, was a rare derecho, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. The storm killed at least two people, left more than 200 000 customers without power, caused damage to a 515 km (320...

October 15, 2020

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14 million acres of crops affected by powerful derecho in Iowa, U.S.

Up to 5.6 million ha (14 million acres) of crops in Iowa have been battered a powerful derecho that struck parts of the Midwest on August 10, 2020. Northern Illinois University meteorology professor Victor Gensini considers it as one of the worst weather events of...

August 31, 2020

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Historic August 2020 derecho destroyed over 1 million acres of crops, U.S.

A devastating derecho ripped through several Midwest states on August 10, 2020, leaving a path of destruction, more than 1.5 million customers without power, and more than 404 600 hectares (1 million acres) of destroyed or damaged crops. Northern Illinois University...

August 17, 2020

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Powerful derecho wreaks havoc across the Midwest - one of the worst weather events of 2020 in the U.S.

A rare derecho -- severe storm with hurricane-force winds -- ripped through the Midwest on Monday, August 10, 2020, leaving almost 1.5 million customers without power, toppling numerous trees and vehicles, and causing major, widespread property damage across several...

August 11, 2020

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Very rare derecho hits central Rockies and northern Plains

Widespread, long-lived wind storm known to meteorologists as 'derecho' affected the central Rockies and northern Plains on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Derechos are very rare for parts of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado, NWS Storm Prediction Center said. In fact,...

June 08, 2020

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At least 3 dead, more than 500 000 without power as rare derecho rips through mid-Atlantic, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms ripped through parts of mid-Atlantic on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, leaving at least three people dead and more than half a million people without power. On Thursday morning, June 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed the event was a...

June 04, 2020

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Powerful derecho sweeps through Midwest, leaves 365 000 customers without power

A powerful derecho swept through the Upper Midwest on Friday night local time, July 19, 2019, leaving more than 365 000 customers without power from Minnesota Michigan. Powerful winds with hurricane-force gusts swept through nearly 800 km (500 miles) in just 10...

July 20, 2019

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Thousands still in dark after massive storm causes third largest outage in Memphis

Nearly 190 000 customers have lost power after a massive and extremely dangerous windstorm hit Memphis, Tennessee late Saturday and early Sunday, May 28, 2017, downing numerous trees and power lines. As of late Tuesday, May 30, 59 000 customers are still in dark. It...

May 31, 2017


Mid-June East Coast low-end derecho satellite imagery by GOES-14

For the past week, forecast models showed unstable conditions that could lead to significant severe weather events. NOAA put the GOES-14 satellite in Super Rapid Scan Operations mode on June 12 and 13, 2013 to monitor the ongoing severe bow echo/low-end

June 15, 2013


Mid-Atlantic US hit by severe weather outbreak

A massive storm system swept across the Midwestern U.S. late on June 12, 2012 and is continuing to move across the Mid-Atlantic. It was expected that the system becomes derecho, however that didn't realize. The most intense areas were along the Ohio-West

June 13, 2013


Shelf clouds ahead of derecho in Chicago area

Severe storms, called a derecho by meteorologists, moved through Chicago this morning. Ahead of the storm, people sighted a shelf cloud in Illinois.Shelf clouds often form at the leading edge of a gust front or outflow boundary from a thunderstorm, or strong winds

July 24, 2012


Power outages in Washington, DC area (satellite view)

Extensive power outages in Washington, DC and Baltimore are visible in these images bellow posted by Earth Observatory on its website. Clouds obscure the lights of Philadelphia and other areas north and east of Baltimore. Of particular interest is the loss of light to

July 04, 2012


"Super Derecho" of June 29, 2012. - One of the most destructive complexes of thunderstorms in memory

On June 29, 2012, a windstorm started in northwestern Indiana, and traveled more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) eastward across the Midwest and mid-Atlantic, cutting power to millions and killing thirteen people. More than 500 damaging wind reports were received

July 02, 2012

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Rare severe destructive "derecho" barrels through Midwest

A derecho (from the Spanish adverb for "straight") is a long-lived windstorm that forms in a straight line — unlike the swirling winds of a tornado — and is associated with what's known as a bow echo, a line of severe thunderstorms. The term "derecho" was first

July 12, 2011