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cruel complex of storms sweep across the Upper Midwest on Thursday evening, with destructive gusts of wind over 100 mph with stirring up towering wall of dust.

The National Meteorological Service received more over 200 reports of destructive winds from Kansas to Wisconsin, but the worst damage was concentrated in a corridor from eastern Nebraska to southwestern Minnesota, including eastern South Dakota and northwestern Iowa. Significant structural damage reported in this zone and about 70,000 people were without power Thursday evening.

It is reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. one a man died after the fall of the grain bin on a car in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, about 85 miles to the west. of sister cities.

A cloud of dust has passed up the storm produced scenes reminiscent of of dusty bowl of 1930s. Technically called a “haboob,” it engulfed entire communities like a storm complex, rushing northeast at breakneck speed. of From 65 to 85 mph, day turned to night.

Dealing widespread damage across a vast pathstorm complex met criteria of derecho – meteorological term for arc, fast-moving line of severe storms, the damage from which can be comparable to a hurricane.

The strongest wind gust of the evening – 107 miles per hour – was clock in Hutchinson County, South Dakota, which is about 50 miles to the west of Sioux Falls.

Other major impulses included:

  • 102 mph in Dewell County, South Dakota
  • 97 mph in Madison SD
  • 96 mph in Wentworth, SD
  • 94 mph in Madison, Minnesota.
  • 90 mph in Huron, South Dakota
  • 89 mph in Ord, Nab.
  • 80 mph in Artichoke, Minnesota.
  • 79 mph in Graceville, Minnesota.
  • 75 mph in Canby, Minnesota.

As of By 10:30 pm ET, the Met Office’s Storm Prediction Center received 55 reports. of gusty wind over 74 miles per hour. second most on record for calendar day. record holder for most 74+ mph gusts have occurred in less than six months ago: December 15, 2021

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weather service also issued numerous tornado warnings due to small areas of rotation built into the curving storm complex. Until 21:30, only two twisters were confirmed – one of which damaged two homes and north side of school in Castlewood, South Dakota, which is about 80 miles north of Sioux Falls.

Meteorological reports indicated that strong derecho winds uprooted trees, cut wires, tore down fences, tore off tiles and even peeled off whole roofs in some instances. Numerous sheds and barns were destroyed.

weather service also received several reports of tractor trailers blown up over; in Holt County, Nebraska, one the person was hurt.

The weather service has identified the most difficult areas. hit announce level 4 out of 5 risk of serious thunderstorms Thursday morning and then issued a “especially dangerous situation” hours of severe thunderstorms in afternoon, reserved for the most severe storm potential.

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As the storms closed in, he issued dire warnings that triggered Wireless emergency alerts. The warnings called for winds of 80 to 100 miles an hour as the storms rushed to the northeast. AT warning for portions of west-central Minnesota, Weather Service office in The Twin Cities wrote, “These are DESTROYING STORMS,” noting that they can produce 100 mph winds. “You in life-threatening situation, warning stated.

event was, in somewhat reminiscent of of tree from Iowa of august 2020, most costly thunderstorm disaster in US history.

The storm complex was fueled by a sprawling heat dome responsible for parameter record heights from Texas to Maine. The highest temperatures – relative to normal – are focused in Upper Midwest. Storms blew up like it’s hot air was met much cooler air invades from the northwest.

As with severe thunderstorms and tornado outbreaks in December, intensity of This event raises questions about possible role of Human-caused changing of the climate. The December outbreaks were also caused record-temperature limits that climate change makes more probable.

December tornadoes are not uncommon, but the four-state outbreak was something else entirely.

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler is working as the Author at World Weekly News. He has a love for writing and have been writing for a few years now as a free-lancer.

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