Satellite Imagery Shows Powerful Derecho Sweeping Across Upper Midwest

A derecho, defined as a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm, swept across the Great Plains on May 12, bringing wind gusts of more than 90 mph in some areas.

Satellite imagery released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the storm sweeping the Upper Midwest that evening. Credit: NOAA Satellites via Storyful

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