What is a derecho?

POSTED: 08:27 AM PDT Jun 13, 2013    UPDATED: 05:14 PM PDT Jun 30, 2013 

Duh-what-choo? Find out more about the possible derecho threatening millions of Americans.

Storm ominous over Brooklyn
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The derecho that struck southeastern Kansas, southern Missouri and southwestern Illinois in May 2009 was the first to be classified a "Super Derecho." Thirty-nine tornadoes were reported, along with baseball-sized hail and wind gusts of 106 mph reported in Carbondale, Ill.


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