- A deadly weather system called 'derecho' killed three people this weekend
- 'Derecho' is Spanish for 'straight' in English, and used in weather terminology to refer to a large group of thunderstorms the bring widespread wind damage
- 'Derecho' storms span a straight line for a continuous path of at least 250 miles
- Michael Birge, 38, of Kentucky, a 48-year-old woman in Illinois, and Levi Mayberry, 22, of Missouri, were all killed by downed trees
- Steamboat Springs, Colorado accumulated 20 inches of snow on Friday
The latest snowfall in nearly 100 years hit Colorado on Friday, as 14 states were blasted with severe thunderstorms and wind damage from a derecho that left three dead.
- Weather watches, warnings and advisories have continued through Sunday
Nearly two feet of snow fell on the first day of Summer, a few hours west of the capital of Colorado in Steamboat Springs where elevations reach 7,000 feet.
While unseasonable snowflakes blanketed parts of the Centennial State, a deadly weather system referred to as a 'derecho' struck 1,000 miles of the US, from the Midwest to coastal South Carolina.
At least 3 people were killed in Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois by downed trees due to the storms, The Weather Channel reported.The Daily Mail is all over the story!