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What is a Derecho? A Storm Shield meteorologist explains

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jun 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-22 11:45:01-04

There is an elevated risk for a Derecho today in Lower Michigan, Northern Indiana and Northeast Ohio.

What exactly is a Derecho?

It's large-scale weather event that concerns winds and can cause a lot of damage — more than that of a tornado and even a hurricane, said Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyers. It's a big risk.

Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats.

Meyers tells what exactly a Derecho is (and it's rarity) in this archived video from one year ago when one was expected in multiple states.

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