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It's not called a hurricane because it's not a hurricane. Hurricanes by their very nature are tropical in origin and in order to be called a hurricane they need to develope in the tropics.
Lower pressure over the western Atlantic stalled out in front of this high pressure and brought high winds to the eastern seaboard the last few days.
Do you know how to read a weather chart?
Overnight strong and gale force winds with gusts of up to 150km/h have caused damage to electricity infrastructure in the North West, West and South of the country. At present, ESB Networks estimate that 15,000 customers are without power in the following areas – Donegal, Cork, Killarney, Galway/Athlone, Tullow and Wexford. We are continuously monitoring the situation and updates will be issued during the day.
Now we're planting seedlings to fill in this summer's garden. It was 84° two days ago. That's Fahrenheit
Although a derecho can produce destruction similar to that of a tornado, the damage typically occurs in one direction along a relatively straight path. As a result, the term "straight-line wind damage" sometimes is used to describe derecho damage. By definition, if the swath of wind damage extends for more than 240 miles (about 400 kilometers), includes wind gusts of at least 58 mph (93 km/h) along most of its length, and several, well-separated 75 mph (121 km/h) or greater gusts, then the event may be classified as a derecho.