May 27, 2001 - Derecho (Wind) Event in Southwestern Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle

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Storms formed north of Cimarron, Kansas

Looking west at a microburst as the updraft base is transformed into a shelf cloud.

Looking northwest from near Beaver, Oklahoma at an organized gust front with 60 to 80 mph straight line winds.

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Layered appearance as stable layers of air are lifted by the gust front.

Looking west northwest

Looking east

The Derecho wind storm moves into Booker, Texas

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