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Kewaunee County Wisconsin

Wind Facts:
  • Straight-line winds are responsible for most thunderstorm wind damage
  • Winds can reach 100mph to 150mph, or briefly equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane
  • Wind-driven hail missiles can injure or kill, and damage property
  • One type of straight-line wind, the downburst, can cause damage equivalent to a strong tornado and can be extremely dangerous to aviation
  • In 1998, thunderstorms were responsible for one death and 59 injuries in Wisconsin. Maximum wind gusts ranged from 80 to 128 mph!