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What is considered dangerously high wind?

What is considered dangerously high wind?

“An Extreme Threat to Life and Property from High Wind.” “Damaging high wind” with sustained speeds greater than 58 mph, or frequent wind gusts greater than 58 mph. Damaging wind conditions are consistent with a high wind warning.

Is there a tornado alert in Michigan?

Get weather alert emails There are currently no active alerts.

What are the prevailing winds in Michigan?

The wind is most often from the south for 2.0 weeks, from September 1 to September 15, with a peak percentage of 31% on September 7. The wind is most often from the west for 12 months, from September 15 to September 1, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.

Can you walk in 50 mph wind?

With 50mph+ winds I’d be paying some attention to wind direction vs walk route direction. If possible it helps to be on certain sides of a hill less exposed to the wind and to do as much walking as possible with wind behind you. That said, a 50mph isn’t going to hinder you in most places but you’ll definitely feel it.

Will you hear a tornado coming?

As the tornado is coming down, you should hear a loud, persistent roar. It is going to sound a lot like a freight train moving past your building. If there are not any train tracks near you, then you need to take action.

Has there ever been a tornado in Detroit?

A destructive tornado outbreak occurred on July 2, 1997, in the built-up area of Detroit, Michigan. There were 13 tornadoes in total, 3 dragged through neighborhoods and downtown, hitting northern Detroit between I-96 and Eight Mile Road, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

Why is Michigan Weather so unpredictable?

The presence of lakes or oceans can contribute to weather problems — for instance, the huge amounts of lake-effect snow in Houghton, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (about twice as much as in notoriously snowy Buffalo, New York). But water usually does more to regulate temperatures and severe weather.

What is the highest weather warning?

Red is the most serious kind of weather warning that the Met Office can issue. It means that it is likely that the weather will cause damage, for example to buildings and roads. People are told to avoid travelling if they can.