Nancy's Almanac, June 13, 2013: Concerns about potential derecho winds
Fred Newton removed debris from Richard and Kathy Shurts' property near north 72nd Street in this June 2010 file photo. The damage to the Shurtses' property was attributed to powerful straight-line winds in the last derecho to hit Omaha. That derecho originated in the Omaha area and headed east across four states.
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 1:34 am, Tue May 20, 2014.
As severe weather swept through the eastern half of the nation Wednesday, it raised real concerns about another derecho occurring.
A derecho is a succession of damaging straightline winds lasting for more than 240 miles, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 1:34 am.