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What is a derecho?

  1. kthix10 profile image80
    kthix10posted 4 years ago

    What is a derecho?

    This is a weather term that was used to describe the Chicago area weather recently

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    A derecho is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms.

  3. Doc Snow profile image96
    Doc Snowposted 4 years ago

    JThomp42 has pretty much nailed it... which is what a derecho did to our house, back in 2011.  I wrote about it here:

    http://doc-snow.hubpages.com/hub/Our-Di … t-Happened

    1. kthix10 profile image80
      kthix10posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Wow the destruction is amazing.  I have to admit I was a little terrified when they stopped the train and my husband was in the line of the storm stuck on a non moving train.

  4. Lina Santos profile image60
    Lina Santosposted 4 years ago

    It's a cluster of thunderstorms that congeal into a line, and that line will then start moving east or southeast, and as it progresses the winds increase and produce damage along that path.