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Remembering the 1969 July 4th Derecho

July fourth will mark the 50th anniversary of the destructive 1969 derecho that plowed through Ohio.

The storm produced straight-line wind of 104 mph in Toledo and 100 mph in Cleveland before it traveled southeast into east-central Ohio.

NWS Cleveland has a well-written account detailing the events of the Ohio Fireworks Derecho. Those who are interested in learning more about that day can read the story here: https://www.weather.gov/cle/event_1969_0704_fireworksDerecho_Flooding