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Derecho confirmed in Midwest


A principal atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions says the line of storms that moved through the Midwest damaging crops and farm buildings on Thursday is a confirmed derecho.

The National Weather Service says a derecho is a line of intense, widespread and fast-moving windstorms that moves through. It must be at least 240 miles with wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour to be considered a derecho.

Eric Snodgrass says the storms that brought 80 miles-per-hour winds, hail, tornadoes and much-needed rain started in Colorado.

Derecho confirmed in Midwest