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What is a derecho? Meteorology professor explains these violent storms.

The Lower 48 states have recently endured several damaging derechos, organized lines of thunderstorms with widespread damaging winds.

derecho - The Washington Post
9:18am PDT - August 11th, 2020

Half a dozen states hit with derecho storm's hurricane-force winds

Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois were hard-hit by a rare kind of storm Monday, a derecho, with winds hitting 100 miles per hour. Hundreds of thousands of people in the area lost power. Adriana Diaz reports.

derecho - CBS News
5:15am PDT - August 11th, 2020

Derecho moves southeast after storms leave more than 1 million without power overnight

A line of severe storms is moving southeast as many in Iowa and Illinois wake up Tuesday to wreckage and power outages.

derecho - CNN
1:25am PDT - August 11th, 2020

Rare And Powerful Derecho Wreaks Havoc Across Midwest

A derecho can cause damage more like an inland hurricane than a quick, but more powerful tornado.

derecho - The Huffington Post
8:54pm PDT - August 10th, 2020

Derecho leaves damage across Midwest

A line of intense thunderstorms called a derecho caused damage across the Midwest with wind gusts up to 100 mph.

derecho - NBC News
8:06pm PDT - August 10th, 2020

Dangerous derecho headed for Chicago after lashing Iowa with 99-mph winds

A derecho – a dangerous, ferocious wall of wind – is taking aim on the Chicago area, forecasters warned.

derecho - USA Today
12:17pm PDT - August 10th, 2020

Derecho with 100 mph winds moving across the Midwest

A "particularly dangerous situation" is unfolding across the Midwest, the Storm Prediction Center said Monday afternoon. A very dangerous derecho is moving out of Iowa into northern Illinois, toward Chicago, prompting the SPC to issue a PDS thunderstorm watch…

derecho - CNN
11:35am PDT - August 10th, 2020

Derecho with 100 mph winds moving across the Midwest

A "particularly dangerous situation" is unfolding across the Midwest, the Storm Prediction Center said Monday afternoon. A very dangerous derecho is moving out of Iowa into northern Illinois, toward Chicago, prompting the SPC to issue a PDS thunderstorm watch…

derecho - Google News
11:35am PDT - August 10th, 2020

Damaging 'derecho’ takes aim at Chicago area with dangerous winds up to 100 mph

Widespread power outages can be expected as these storms roll into Chicago on Monday afternoon.

derecho - The Washington Post
10:57am PDT - August 10th, 2020

Puerto Rico partially suspends primary voting due to lack of ballots

Puerto Rico partially suspended primary voting on Sunday over a lack of ballots, according to officials. The elections commission said primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots b...

derecho - The Hill
4:03pm PDT - August 9th, 2020

D.C.-area lightning display astonishes onlookers: ‘never seen an electrical storm like this’

The intense storms also produced flooding rain.

derecho - The Washington Post
7:55am PDT - July 24th, 2020

A derecho is possible in the northern Plains today, with wind gusts exceeding 80 miles per hour

Severe storms are likely, with gusts exceeding 80 mph possible

derecho - The Washington Post
11:14am PDT - July 17th, 2020

A silent killer, the heat wave of 1980 remains among the nation’s deadliest weather events

Thousands may have died in the heat wave 40 years ago.

derecho - The Washington Post
6:40am PDT - July 11th, 2020

Massive heat dome forecast to swell over much of Lower 48 within a week

The long-lived heat wave could stick around through July

derecho - The Washington Post
1:09pm PDT - July 10th, 2020