A bow-shaped radar signature associated with fast-moving storm systems accompanied by damaging winds.
- I have seen them move 60 to 70 mph before… especially bow echos that produce extreme wind damage.
- They are associated with regions of very heavy rains and often spawn squall lines, bow echos and derechos.
- Derechos are typically associated with a long lived bow echo or a series of bow echoes.
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Syllabification: bow ech·o
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