Anomalous and historic December derecho hits U.S.

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….

Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Very rare derecho hits central Rockies and northern Plains

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,…

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

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