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What you need to know about derechos | EarthSky.org
Derechos typically form in late spring and summer. They are violent storm systems that can produce widespread wind damage across a large area. Check out the images in this post.
South Dakota Tornado Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic A category F3 tornado swirls across a South Dakota prairie. The F (Fujita) scale was used to measure wind speeds based on damage left behind after a tornado, and an F3 tornado had wind speeds between 158 and 206 miles an hour (254 to 332 kilometers an hour).
Tumbleweeds Cover One Midland Home
The winds definitely packed a punch on Monday. Debris and damage could be seen everywhere. That's not unusual, but in Midland, something happened that had drivers slamming on the breaks and stopping to take pictures.
Wrecked Washington houses, 3/2/14 (LOC)
Bain News Service,, publisher. Wrecked Washington houses, 3/2/14 3/2/14 (date created or published later by Bain) 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Notes: Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Date of 3/3/14 on negative probably reflects date of publication. Photo shows buildings damaged by strong winds during the blizzard of March 2, 1914. (Flickr Commons project, 2010 and Washington Post, March 3, 1914) Forms part of: George Grantham Bain…
Ways of the wind
It's something often ignored unless it's annoying, harnessed for sport or energy, the cause of great damage, or sometimes used for fun. Wind is simply defined as "a natural movement of air of any velocity." Here is a collection of images showing its effects on us and nature
A microburst is a very localized column of sinking air, producing damaging divergent and straight-line winds at the surface that are similar to, but distinguishable from, tornadoes, which generally have convergent damage. There are two types of microbursts: wet microbursts and dry microbursts. They go through three stages in their life cycle: the downburst, outburst, and cushion stages. The scale and suddenness of a microburst makes it a great danger to aircraft.