“I am certain the term “derecho” is feeling slighted. Until recently, it was the “main star” in the News and Infotainment movie entitled “Weather and Climate Words New to the Media/Public, But Known by Weather-Climate Scientists for Decades”. Note: I am using a metaphors and analogies.
Recently, a new star has emerged in this movie, Polar Vortex. As the President of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), I couldn’t remain silent as media, public, and even some colleagues mischaracterize the term.”
Dr. Marshall Shepherd, President, American Meteorological Society, Director-UGA Atmos. Sciences, Prof, former NASA scientist