You have heard about them – some call it wind damage, some call them “straight line” winds and others simply call them summer storms. In Minnesota, we are in the storm season and the local TV station even tells us to “Stay Sky Aware”.
Can winds really cause damage? According to the National Severe Storms website, Damage from severe thunderstorm winds account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states and is more common than damage from tornadoes. Wind speeds can reach up to 100 mph and can produce a damage path extending for hundreds of miles.