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By Erika Martin on June 13, 2013, 3:30pm Last modified: June 14, 2013, 7:58am

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Update on derechos...

I worked on this video for you last night, right before the 11, and I wanted to touch base on this weather term. 


Serial Derecho: A very large squall line that has within it numerous bow echoes. These are usually the most damaging because they encapsulate a larger area than the other two types of derechos. The set up is a strong trough in the mid and upper levels...as well as a powerful surface low.

Progressive Derecho: Narrow band of bow echoes, that has the potential to mature, but usually just includes a few.

Hybrid Derecho: Like the serial derecho strong with low at the surface but closely resembles the progressive type because of size and strength.

Hope this helps!



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