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Derecho 2012 Damage in DC Area Photos

10:17 AM, Jun 30, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A year ago Saturday, June 29th, we were tracking a line of thunderstorms, 100 miles from tip to toe that barreled through the Metro DC area Friday night from 9:30 - 11:30 PM packing straight line winds of 50 to 80 mph. 

This same 'clump' of storms hit Indiana, southeastern Ohio and West Virginia with hurricane force winds that evening. The technical term is Mesoscale Convective System or Derecho, usually seen in the Midwest and not in our area. National hit a daily record of 104 and also set an all-time June record high. 

Take a look at these photos of the devastating storm damage from last year's Derecho sent to us by our viewers.

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