Inland hurricane-like storm sweeps US midwest, leaving widespread damage | The Guardian

Rare wind storm known as a derecho blows over trees, flips vehicles and leaves tens of thousands without powerA rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving tens of thousands without power.]The storm known as a derecho lasted several hours as it tore across eastern Nebraska, Iowa and parts of Wisconsin, had the wind speed of a major hurricane, and probably caused more widespread damage than a normal tornado, said Patrick Marsh, science support chief at the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Continue reading…

Rare wind storm known as a derecho blows over trees, flips vehicles and leaves tens of thousands without power

A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving tens of thousands without power.

]The storm known as a derecho lasted several hours as it tore across eastern Nebraska, Iowa and parts of Wisconsin, had the wind speed of a major hurricane, and probably caused more widespread damage than a normal tornado, said Patrick Marsh, science support chief at the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

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