Derecho

The storm you've never heard of.

Derecho:

This storm is large-scaled, fast-moving, long-lived, and devastating. A popular nickname for this sort of storm is a "Land Hurricane" because some of the winds can be as strong as a Category 1 Hurricane. (74 mph) Derecho storms normally occur in summer months and when there are high temperatures.

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Who, What, When, and Where.

Who, What, When, and Where.

This storm was founded by Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs, he reported this storm to be a so called "Super-Storm". He reported this storm in his Meteorological Journal in 1888, over a storm that swept over Iowa on July 31st, 1877.