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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Annual Apocalyptic Wind Storm To Descend Upon Midwest Today

Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 11:31 AM

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What's moving toward us right now is called a "derecho." It's a line of intense fast-moving windstorms that travel across great distances and blow the living daylights out of the Midwest about once a year, say freaked-out meteorologists nationwide.

Today "might be the worst severe weather outbreak for this part of the country for the year," says Jeff Masters, meteorology director at Weather Underground.

Remember last year's historic derecho? It busted across the region and caused $1 billion-plus in damage from Chi-town to Washington, killing 13 people.

Weathermen in the know are saying that this year's won't be that bad, but they're speculating about possible tornadoes and hurricane-force winds.

Cleveland might be just north of the "eye," so to speak, but Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus can all expect some rarified apocalypse photo ops. The chance of severe weather is 45 times more likely than an ordinary June day in those cities.

Shit will hit the fan in Northeast Ohio later this afternoon.

Here's a taste from last year's havoc in West Virginia.

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