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    Have any of you been in a derecho?

     



    Monday at around 11am we got nailed by a huge storm moving at 75mph called a Derecho. It was crazy. Lots of people without power still and many trees to clean up. Seth, did you get anything from it up there? This was not predicted by local weather quacks. But I did read that the WMS warned local meteorologists before the storm hit. I sure didn't know. I knew we were in for some bad chit when the sky kept getting dark, then black.

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    In my town we didn't get the 100mph winds so minimal damage to my house and stuff.
    But parts of our town lost huge trees and limbs etc. My Dad lives 8 miles NW of me in Mitchellville. He lost several trees and fences. He currently has no power. My in laws live roughly 15 miles north of us outside of Valeria, and they lost around 15 trees and are still without power. My brother Scott lives in Mingo and he lost nearly every tree he has on his property. Luckily none of them damaged his house or vehicles.

    I was in Altoona Iowa when it hit there and I've never been in a wind storm quite like that. It has straight line winds but also swirling winds too. The winds were over 100mph so driving a mini van load full of kids was not my idea of a good time. It was literally like driving in the movie Twister with more rain.

    The first 2 pics are my Dad's place. The next is a farm just west of my in laws. Next pic is a farm 2 miles south of my brother's house.
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    It's been so dry here that a lot of trees got up rooted too. Here are some pics of my in laws back yard. And one of my car. It was setting at their house during the whole thing about 100' from the trees. There were pines next to it but luckily they didn't go down. I didn't know we were getting any hurricane type storms other wise I would have driven the truck. I bet I stopped 10x or more to move branches and trees off the road to get to home to check there then go to work.
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    wow, thats ugly.. hope no one was hurt or worse.

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    WOW! That sucks!

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    Glad you're ok. Looks like it was really bad.

    Went through my first one a few months ago. Started somewhere in Texas, rolled all the way across Louisiana and into Mississippi. I think it wound up over next to Alabama before it finally started losing energy. In all that distance, it never weakened very much. It was moving 60 or more MPH. Spawned several tornadoes. One came through a few miles south of my house. Luckily, it was in a mostly unpopulated area. It was bad enough that the wife and I wouldn't go to bed until well after it was past. That's rare for me. It was a pretty wild night.
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    I’ve never even heard of a derecho before this year. Crazy stuff. I’m glad it wasn’t any worse.
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    I heard about the corn crops being flattened by straight line winds. I've not heard the term derecho before. Closest I've experienced was being in a blue norther down on the coast of Texas when I was in the Navy. Glad no one close to you was hurt.
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    For a lot of air to move at that speed it surely must've started somewhere in your White House.
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    We didn't get anything like that by us. The poor farmers are getting kicked from every direction.
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