Wicked Weather Week: The dangers of high-speed, straight-line wind

The effects of high-speed winds and why we need to take them seriously.

On Monday we look at one of the real dangers in Michigan is straight-line winds associated to thunderstorms.

Tornados are often the headliners in severe weather, but straight-line winds can do just as much damage. 

Straight-line winds by definition are different than tornados. Yet, far more common in southeast Michigan.

Last year alone there were 290 local severe wind reports - that accounts for 83 percent of all severe weather reports from the Detroit Weather Service. 

Watch Derek Kevra's full report to see an experiment showing how dangerous straight-line winds can be.


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