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But in a derecho, the windy blasts from dozens of extreme storm downdrafts (called downbursts) coalesce into a single, massive wind surge that races forward at speeds of up to 60 to 70 mph.
The temperature tumbled, as the downbursts cascaded through the atmosphere.
On Mobile Bay, the downbursts sent an invisible wave of air rolling ahead of the storm front.
The strongest of these storms may contain damaging downburst winds and hail to an inch in diameter.
This intensification may have been aided by the rear-flank downburst.
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