Portions of the Jersey Shore May Have Experienced a “Derecho” on Wednesday
If you live here at the Jersey Shore you may have experienced what's known in the weather world as a "Dericho" according to a report from nj.com.
Storms ravaged the Shore on Wednesday afternoon with top wind speeds of 93 mph recorded in Beach Haven, Long Beach Island according to 92.7 WOBM Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.
So what is a "Dericho"? According to the National Weather Service, a derecho — pronounced deh-REY-cho — is a “widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms.”
Winds with this weather are usually in one direction as opposed to a circular motion in a tornado.
Did you have any damage from the storm? Some areas may still be without power this morning.
Stay with 92.7 WOBM for the latest weather forecast today. It looks like another hot day today with highs near 87 degrees.