When was the first derecho recorded?

When was the first derecho recorded?

July 31, 1877
North America

Event Date
The First Named Derecho July 31, 1877
1965 Chicago Derecho August 26–27, 1965
Ohio Fireworks Derecho July 4, 1969
1977 Southern – Mid-Atlantic derecho June 6, 1977

What was the strongest derecho?

The Iowa Derecho is among the strongest across the country on record. The highest wind speed in a derecho was recorded in Utah, which was likely aided by the mountains in the region. Outside of that the second strongest would be nearly 130 mph wind gusts recorded in Wisconsin in 1998..

When was the last time there was a derecho?

This is likely the latest derecho on record in the United States. Prior to this event, the latest in the year was a derecho in the northeastern U.S. on November 20, 1989. While December 15th, 2021 in itself is historic, the August 10th derecho is one of the strongest and most destructive derechos on record.

How much damage did the Iowa derecho do?

NOAA estimates the derecho caused over $11 billion in damage across the Midwest. In Iowa alone, the storm caused widespread power outages and damaged or downed over 7 million trees, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Is a derecho worse than a hurricane?

The Short Answer: Derechos are fast-moving bands of thunderstorms with destructive winds. The winds can be as strong as those found in hurricanes or even tornadoes! Unlike hurricanes and tornadoes, these winds follow straight lines.

Where did the derecho hit in 2012?

The progressive derecho tracked across a large section of the Midwestern United States and across the central Appalachians into the mid-Atlantic states on the afternoon and evening of June 29, 2012, and into the early morning of June 30, 2012.

What was the 2012 East Coast derecho?

On the East Coast, before June 29, 2012, few people (meteorologists excluded) had ever heard of a derecho. The sheets of rain and crushing winds that sweltering evening changed everything.

What was the 2012 Mid-Atlantic and Midwest derecho?

The June 2012 Mid-Atlantic and Midwest derecho was one of the deadliest and most destructive fast-moving severe thunderstorm complexes in North American history.

When was the last time we saw a derecho?

We’d seen a derecho as recently as 2008. But this one was different: a historic event impacting 11 states (plus our little non state) along its 700 mile path. Here are 10 graphics that tell the story of the event…