Types Of Wind Damage To Expect Today And Tonight In Buffalo
The National Weather Service is forecasting strong winds for the area through tonight. The busiest travel day for the year will be one to remember after the storms blows in.
What does a 60mph gust do to your house or property? Here is a list of the things that get affected by strong winds.
This is all according to the Beaufort Wind Scale. (Source: HWN.org)
Strength: Fresh Gale
Speed: 39-46 mph
Observations: Twigs break off trees
Strength: Strong Gale
Speed: 47-54 mph
Observations: Branches break off trees, shingles blown from roofs,
Strength: Whole Gale
Speed: 55-63 mph
Observations: Some trees blown down, damage to buildings
Speed: 64-74 mph
Observations: Widespread damage to trees and buildings