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Massive Line Of Storms Now Surge Toward Mid-Atlantic

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Massive Line Of Storms Aim At Midwest Massive Line Of Storms Aim At Midwest
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland is surging toward the Mid-Atlantic after largely failing to live up to its billing in ferocity through the Upper Midwest.

Authorities in Ohio say high winds from possible tornadoes damaged barns in the northwest and knocked out power in some areas in the center of the Buckeye State.

Meteorologists warned about the possibility of a weather event called a derecho (deh-RAY'-choh), which is a storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles.

While the Midwest dodged a derecho, several tornadoes, large hail and flooding did some damage.

 

 

 Update: June, 11 2013

Meteorologists are warning that a gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms is likely to threaten one in five Americans.
 
The storm system packing tree-toppling winds is forecast to rumble Wednesday from Iowa to Maryland.
 
The continuous line of storms might even spawn an unusual weather event called a derecho. That's a massive storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles. A historic derecho last year killed 13 people and knocked out power to 4 million residents.
 
Bill Bunting, operations chief at the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, says Wednesday's storms are likely to produce tornadoes, dangerous lightning and large hail. Power outages are likely, to be followed by oppressive heat. Cities at risk include Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, and Louisville, Ky.

 

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