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LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit
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Posted on 06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT by gusopol3

Severe weather will lash through areas from the Midwest to the Great Lakes into Tuesday, hitting some of the major cities in the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Indiana; US: Iowa; US: Kansas; US: Michigan; US: Missouri; US: Ohio; US: Wisconsin
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Two year anniversary of the derecho that sawed through the mid-Atlantic. Most destructive wind storm I've seen in these parts.
1 posted on 06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT by gusopol3
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We call them thunderstorms around here and it looks like Lake Michigan is knocking the crap out of it.


2 posted on 06/30/2014 7:55:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: gusopol3

3 posted on 06/30/2014 7:56:05 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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Stormy night.

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4 posted on 06/30/2014 7:56:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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5 posted on 06/30/2014 7:56:50 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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6 posted on 06/30/2014 8:00:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: lightman

Toronto’s supposed to get showers & t’storms at noon tomorrow but no watches or warnings at this point.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 8:00:23 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: gusopol3

News media standing by the blame it for the depressed economy.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 8:03:03 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: gusopol3

Hunker down!


9 posted on 06/30/2014 8:05:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Too bad pc reigns.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 8:09:28 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

When did they start using the term derecho? The first time I heard the term was down in Guaymas about 30 years ago. it was an impressive storm. I had never heard the term used since to describe a storm in the U.S. until a couple years ago.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 8:10:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: gusopol3

To you folks in Detroit who have your water cut off should put out your buckets.

CC


12 posted on 06/30/2014 8:12:41 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yeah, that’s when I first heard it. too. The storm that came across WVA and Maryland neeeded to be called something special , so it was pretty good marketing for the term.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

It’s just rain


14 posted on 06/30/2014 8:13:45 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: smokingfrog

It shouldn’t be too bad here in Michigan. Lake Michigan is cold this year and is sucking the life out of the storm.

http://www.wilx.com/weather


15 posted on 06/30/2014 8:14:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Stay safe and dry as you can.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 8:16:47 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: AFPhys

Here’s one for you to follow


17 posted on 06/30/2014 8:16:58 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Captain Compassion

Thanks for rubbing it in. The pump on my deep well died today. guess who took a bath in lake Huron today?

CC (also)


18 posted on 06/30/2014 8:19:29 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: yldstrk

The wind is what was impressive in the one we had. Wth a thunderstorm, you seem to get hard gusts at the front, then it dies down. With a hurricane, at least up here, the wind seems to wax and wane in intensity. With the derecho we had, it just blew intensely for hours.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 8:19:38 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

isn’t derecho a word they use overseas?

How about calling them by their AMERICAN name, a THUNDERSTORM.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
When did they start using the term derecho? The first time I heard the term was down in Guaymas about 30 years ago. it was an impressive storm. I had never heard the term used since to describe a storm in the U.S. until a couple years ago.

They used it about 20 years ago here in CNY when one nailed us.

It was one of the most unbelievably violent storms I ever experienced.

The storm SLAMMED into the house, the rain was coming in all the windows at once, all four sides, the lightning was constant, like a strobe light.

The power got knocked out on impact but we didn't need the lights because the lightning was to profuse that it provided continual light.

Of course, it goes without saying that was tremendous amounts of storm damage in downed trees and power lines.

21 posted on 06/30/2014 8:20:57 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Celtic Conservative
The pump on my deep well died today.

Ouch. Last pump replacement cost me nearly one grand.

22 posted on 06/30/2014 8:22:36 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: lightman

I’ve got a shallow well and can swap out a pump in under 10 minutes.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 8:24:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Shadowstrike

‘Derecho’ has been in use for over a hundred years, mostly by weather geeks. Lately popularized by climate disruption apostles in hopes of fooling rubes. It’s a long line of thunderstorms.

Specifically it means a line of t-storms that cause damage by straight-line wind rather than tornadoes.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 8:27:48 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Shadowstrike

All due respect, they are quite a bit more than a thunderstorm and uncommon.

“While not the most intense or long-lived event ever observed, the June 29, 2012 Ohio Valley / Mid-Atlantic Derecho was noteworthy in producing the all-time highest recorded June or July wind gusts at several official observing sites along its path (Fort Wayne, Indiana, Zanesville, Ohio, and Huntington, West Virgina), in addition to widespread, significant wind damage. Five million people lost power from Chicago to the mid-Atlantic Coast, and 22 were killed. The storm also was notable for being arguably the first derecho to capture widespread media attention, striking as it did nearly every metropolitan area in a broadening path that extended from Chicago and Indianapolis to Baltimore, Washington, and Tidewater Virginia (Figures 1 and 2). “http://www.spc.noaa.gov/misc/AbtDerechos/casepages/jun292012page.htm


25 posted on 06/30/2014 8:30:12 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: cripplecreek

Sweet. 300’ here.


26 posted on 06/30/2014 8:30:58 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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When did they start using the term derecho?

Finding some slightly obscure or never-used terminology to replace the standard terms used for decades. It makes all the folks involved including the media look educated, and also tries to make normally knowledgeable folks feel ignorant about the subject.

27 posted on 06/30/2014 8:32:35 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: metmom
It was one of the most unbelievably violent storms I ever experienced. The storm SLAMMED into the house, the rain was coming in all the windows at once, all four sides, the lightning was constant, like a strobe light.
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The power got knocked out on impact but we didn't need the lights because the lightning was to profuse that it provided continual light.
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Of course, it goes without saying that was tremendous amounts of storm damage in downed trees and power lines.

That about sums up the one I saw on the Sea of Cortez.

28 posted on 06/30/2014 8:32:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: gusopol3

I remember the first time I heard the word “derecho” . It was the great lakes derecho of 1995. It was so bad it has its own page on wikipedia. It caused a seiche wave on Lake Huron. Imagine you have a bowl full of water. And somehow that bowl gets jostled. The water sloshes back and forth. Now imagine that bowl is the size of lake Huron. That’s a seiche wave. there was a vacant lot next to my parents lake house. A 20 foot boat ended up adjacent to their front yard. they ended hauling it out with a crane From the road. I was there that day. Scariest thing I ever saw.

CC


29 posted on 06/30/2014 8:37:32 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

OK, it’s NOAA, but this is really impressive graphics and time lapse radar at this link: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/misc/AbtDerechos/casepages/jun292012page.htm


30 posted on 06/30/2014 8:40:45 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: lightman

Cost me $250 plus $100 to have it installed. Better than showering at truck stops for the rest of my life.

CC


31 posted on 06/30/2014 8:40:55 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: cripplecreek

I watched him install it and know what to do next time.

CC


32 posted on 06/30/2014 8:43:27 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m in Chicago now. Heavy rain ...but constant thunder. I mean constant!


33 posted on 06/30/2014 8:44:18 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Celtic Conservative
I remember the first time I heard the word “derecho” . It was the great lakes derecho of 1995.

THAT'S the one I was thinking of. I couldn't recall the year exactly, but do remember about how old the kids were.

34 posted on 06/30/2014 8:44:42 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: gusopol3

Tons and tons of rain O’hare.


35 posted on 06/30/2014 8:45:40 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: metmom

It has its own page on wikipedia, and is very detailed including reports of damage and first person accounts.

CC


36 posted on 06/30/2014 8:48:38 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: gusopol3

This $%#@& storm did a lot of damage in Iowa. Some to my relatives farms in north central Iowa.


37 posted on 06/30/2014 9:05:47 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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We’re coming up to your neck of the woods the end of July so grandson can run in the Junior Olympics. Need for it to be coolish and dry in Des Moines please. Thanks.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 9:13:13 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: metmom

We got hit with the remnants of one in the mid 90’s in CT. It was bad, however I have relative in upstate NY that almost the exact same thing happen as you described.


39 posted on 06/30/2014 10:09:23 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Well, if this thing hits us mid to late afternoon, we could be in a world of hurt.

The daytime heating is like pouring gasoline on a fire.

The one that hit us in ‘95 hit at night. If this one hits during the day, it could easily rival it.

I’ll have to make sure everything is battened down.


40 posted on 06/30/2014 10:16:12 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Jeff Chandler
When did they start using the term derecho? The first time I heard the term was down in Guaymas about 30 years ago. it was an impressive storm. I had never heard the term used since to describe a storm in the U.S. until a couple years ago.

In the summer of 1999 we had strait line winds that were incredibly destructive. All of our black cherry and a couple of hickory were blown down. Power was out for six days and many roads were impassable.

They concluded it was a derecho and not a tornado and they actually walked our property as part of the survey. Sadly, I'm sure they will do the "climate change" abuse thing with this.
41 posted on 06/30/2014 10:24:02 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: metmom

95 sounds about right for that storm. We were lucky, only damage was a few small branches and some trees that were scheduled to come down.


42 posted on 06/30/2014 10:31:27 PM PDT by matt04
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To: OldMissileer

It’s a LITTLE more descriptive than “windstorm.” A derecho, which comes from a Spanish term related to the English “direct,” features very fast, straight winds; a windstorm could have straight or swirling or shifting winds. Certain storm formations can constrict and guide winds into a straight path.

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43 posted on 06/30/2014 10:37:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Blackirish

We got lots of rain and lightning but the wind wasn’t too bad.


44 posted on 07/01/2014 4:41:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Derecho. Reading the title I thought it was about a Mexican drug cartel......LOL!


45 posted on 07/01/2014 4:42:17 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: cripplecreek

65 mph wind gust around 3 am here in Chelsea.


46 posted on 07/01/2014 5:24:56 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON NOW.)
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To: gusopol3

The one we had in the mid-atlantic region a couple years ago was a lot more destructive than our average thunderstorm. There was no ramp up...went from still and quiet to KA-POW! Immediately lost power. And then it was over. It was like a 10 minute hurricane.


47 posted on 07/01/2014 5:45:05 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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Don’t want any parts of a derecho. The last time it went through S.Jersey my friends were without electricity for 5 days.


48 posted on 07/01/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT by mware
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To: Hot Tabasco

Two years ago one went through our area. It is more than a thunderstorm I can tell you. One homeowner had 7 trees go down in their yard. Missed the house completely but took out the car.


49 posted on 07/01/2014 5:51:19 AM PDT by mware
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To: meowmeow
The one we had in the mid-atlantic region a couple years ago was a lot more destructive than our average thunderstorm. There was no ramp up...went from still and quiet to KA-POW! Immediately lost power.

They do that. Ours in '95 was the same way, but it lasted for 35 minutes.

50 posted on 07/01/2014 3:01:54 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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