Skip to comments.LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit
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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We call them thunderstorms around here and it looks like Lake Michigan is knocking the crap out of it.
Toronto’s supposed to get showers & t’storms at noon tomorrow but no watches or warnings at this point.
News media standing by the blame it for the depressed economy.
Too bad pc reigns.
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.
To you folks in Detroit who have your water cut off should put out your buckets.
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.
It’s just rain
It shouldn’t be too bad here in Michigan. Lake Michigan is cold this year and is sucking the life out of the storm.
Stay safe and dry as you can.
Here’s one for you to follow
Thanks for rubbing it in. The pump on my deep well died today. guess who took a bath in lake Huron today?
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.
isn’t derecho a word they use overseas?
How about calling them by their AMERICAN name, a THUNDERSTORM.
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.
Ouch. Last pump replacement cost me nearly one grand.
I’ve got a shallow well and can swap out a pump in under 10 minutes.
‘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.
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
Sweet. 300’ here.
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.
That about sums up the one I saw on the Sea of Cortez.
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.
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
Cost me $250 plus $100 to have it installed. Better than showering at truck stops for the rest of my life.
I watched him install it and know what to do next time.
I’m in Chicago now. Heavy rain ...but constant thunder. I mean constant!
THAT'S the one I was thinking of. I couldn't recall the year exactly, but do remember about how old the kids were.
Tons and tons of rain O’hare.
It has its own page on wikipedia, and is very detailed including reports of damage and first person accounts.
This $%#@& storm did a lot of damage in Iowa. Some to my relatives farms in north central Iowa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m gonna HUFF and I’m gonna PUFF and I’m gonna BLOWWWWWWWWW your house down..... /bigbadwolf
We got lots of rain and lightning but the wind wasn’t too bad.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Derecho. Reading the title I thought it was about a Mexican drug cartel......LOL!
65 mph wind gust around 3 am here in Chelsea.
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.
Don’t want any parts of a derecho. The last time it went through S.Jersey my friends were without electricity for 5 days.
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.
They do that. Ours in '95 was the same way, but it lasted for 35 minutes.
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