What in the world is a "Derecho"?
Until today I had never heard the term.
In Spanish it means "straight". Sometimes it is called a "shelf cloud".
This kind of storm is horizontal instead of vertical. It is like a huge tornado lying on its side.
The storm that just swept the South has been labeled by the National Weather Service as a "Derecho"!
Many of my friends, including myself, have recently had dreams where we saw huge tornadoes and storms.
It was a "Derecho" that just collapsed the dome of the Cowboys' stadium.
Storms like this have rolling winds up to 130 miles per hour. And can be 800 miles long and 250 miles wide. So we have entered a new phase of judgment on our nation for its sins---something very new, indeed!
Can you imagine a storm of this magnitude sweeping toward you?
If you want to see a picture of a Derecho, go to:
"See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his sift chariots of destruction roar like a whirlwind. He will bring punishment with the fury of his anger and the flaming fire of his hot rebuke. The Lord will punish the world by fire and by his sword, and many will be killed by the Lord" (Is. 66:15)
"Look, the Lord's anger bursts out like a storm, a whirlwind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked. The anger of the Lord will not diminish until it has finished all his plans. In the days to come you will understand all this very clearly" (Jer. 23:19-20).
"Look! The Lord's anger bursts out like a storm, a driving wind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked. The fierce anger of the Lord will not diminish until it has finished all his plans. In the days to come, you will understand all this" (Jer. 30:23-24).
"The Lord is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished. He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm. The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet" (Nahum 1:3).