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A straight wind without apparent cyclonic tendency, usually accompanied with rain and often destructive, common in the prairie regions of the United States.

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  • More importantly they will often confuse derecho and derecha and of course sometimes derecho is derecha so allowing them to get directions on their own is not...
  • I was outside when a sudden wind called a derecho blew into town.
  • On Sunday, a significant windstorm called a derecho, swept across 5 states, knocking down trees and power lines across the South.
  • Weather officials said a derecho is a widespread and long-lived straight line wind storm associated with a fast-moving squall line, producing winds over 58 mph.
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