Latest Heat wave of 2006 derecho series Stories
PEORIA, Ill., Dec.
By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Another severe storm hit the St. Louis area on Friday, knocking out electricity to 200,000 more customers of Ameren Corp., just two days after a storm left more than a half-million customers without power, the company said.
This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...