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WTF- speaking of weather

.....be careful out there. c-x-1

 

 

 

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The National Weather Service was tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest on Tuesday that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph.

Derecho windstorms occur once every year or two across the central and northeastern U.S. in a band from Texas to New England. They pack hazardous winds of at least 75 mph or more and maintain their intensity for hours as they sweep across vast distances.

In some cases a derecho will spawn tornados and accompany storms that produce hail the size of golf balls.

The current pattern could affect larger metropolitan areas in Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the next two days, said Bill Bunting, a meteorologist in the agency's storm prediction center in Norman, Okla.

"We tend to be careful using the D word, but yes, a derecho is possible," Bunting said.

The weather service was predicting a chance of storm activity beginning in southern Montana and northeastern Wyoming on Tuesday afternoon. It was expected to sweep eastward, with a 30 percent chance of severe wind activity in a rectangle covering parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.

"Thirty percent is pretty high in the world of predicting severe weather," said Paul Collar, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Sullivan, Wis.

The storms could generate straight-line wind gusts of 70 mph or more. That's enough to rip shingles off a roof, knock down trees and even tip over semi-trailers. They could also cause flights to be delayed or canceled, said Collar, who added that commercial airlines have on-board navigation that allows pilots to navigate around the worst weather.

The weather agency also is predicting further storm activity Wednesday. Thunderstorms, powerful wind gusts and possible tornados could hit parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

"It's scary because of the potential, but we don't want to over-forecast," Bunting said. He said residents in affected states should remain aware that severe weather is possible, and pay close attention for any weather warnings.

Campers or hikers in forested areas should be cautious about the potential of falling trees and boaters shouldn't venture too far from shore, the weather service said.

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Dinesh Ramde can be reached at dramde(at)ap.org.

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Re: WTF- speaking of weather

We had a major one come through Ohio last June 29th........Don't want another one....That one was nasty.

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Re: WTF- speaking of weather

Wow,

and y'all thought i was a weather buff or freak---never heard a wonna them thangs........sounds nasty.

 

i mean we have hurricanes, i guess similar, but you can track and prepare better.......sounds like this dericho just forms outta thin air?????????

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Longcreekfarms
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Re: WTF- speaking of weather

Had one come through my neck of the woods last summer. 1st time I'd ever even heard of the name. Lasts 5 mins and takes crops, pole barn roofs, etc with it... With a mountain within 20 miles of each side of me, I'm generally protected from those wild weather events, but have to kind of wonder... Peak weather?
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Yeah man,

y'all keep your weather radios with.....out in the field.

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barknoll
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Re: WTF- speaking of weather

Had one 3 yrs ago......still have not settled with bin repair outfid who bid replacing the sheets with use of crane.......they showed up, walked on corn, beat the dents out with a sledgehammer, drilled holes for inside stiffeners---3/4 hrs of work........and then billed me the amount for 100% repair to new condition---even though dents still showing...........I call it attempted Ins. fraud......they called it in writing creative and innovative repair method......

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buckfarmer
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Re: WTF- speaking of weather

Long creek and tiger. That was the same storm. Seems like it went from Chicago to Virginia coast. Yea it sucked 10 hot days with two small children, with no power. Also spent a few 24 hour days at the factory getting everything back up and running. Many trees down but no building damage on the farm.
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roarintiger1
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Re: WTF- speaking of weather

The storm through here last year lasted well over 20 minutes.

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........."followed by oppressive heat", Bill Bunting, from the NWS - went on to say to the AP