• 'Derecho' sweeps through Green Country Thursday


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    Thursday’s damaging storm that swept through Green Country was determined to be a derecho.

    It’s not a term we’re used to hearing, so what is a derecho?

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    A derecho is a long-lasting storm that produces wind speeds greater than 57 miles per hour and does so along a continuous path longer than 240 miles.

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    FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott explains derechos on Facebook Live:

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    Wind speeds were recorded as high as 80 mph in the Haskell area and 90 mph from south Tulsa County through Wagoner and Muskogee counties during the height of the storm

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    The last derecho to hit Green Country was July 23-24, 2013.  


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