On This Day: ‘The Derecho’ hit Richmond

On This Day: ‘The Derecho’ hit Richmond
Learn more about its impacts on Virginia on NBC12′s “How We Got Here” podcast. (Source: File photo)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On June 29, 2012, Southwest Virginians learned a new weather term: Derecho.

The violent wind storm started around the great lakes in Chicago and headed east, packing a powerful punch across the country. It crossed 10 states hitting Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. the hardest.

Learn more about that wild weather day from NBC12 Meteorologist Andrew Freiden on NBC12′s “How We Got Here” podcast:

You can binge all of seasons 1-3, HERE.

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