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What is a derecho?

Published On: Jun 13 2013 10:27:06 AM CDT

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

Storm clouds in NC
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Another derecho is thought to have occurred in North Carolina on April 15, 1999, producing a killer tornado and a 165 mph wind gust, although this may have been associated with a tornado.

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