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06-12-13, 03:37 PM #1
Midwest faces severe thunderstorms that could produce tornado-like damageThe affected areas extend from extreme eastern Iowa across northern Illinois and Indiana to extreme southeast lower Michigan and into northwest Ohio.By evening, the threats could coalesce into a phenomenon that happens only a few times a year called "derechos," a line of storms that could extend hundreds of miles and can produce damage similar to that of tornadoes."Conditions are favorable for a weather system like a derecho today in the Upper Midwest -- Illinois, Indiana, Ohio," Schneider said.A derecho is defined as having a swath of damage more than 240 miles long with gusts of at least 58 mph.
I hope everyone stays safe!
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