Weekend storms had 90-100 mph straight-line winds in the Upper Peninsula

Posted at 9:42 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 09:42:52-04

(WXYZ) — The National Weather Service said a line of severe thunderstorms that moved through the Upper Peninsula over the weekend had straight-line winds between 90-100 mph in some areas.

According to the NWS, the storms moved through late Saturday night and early Sunday morning causing significant damage near Nisula, through Alston, Pelkie, Baraga, L'Anse, and Pequaming.

The 90-100 mph straight-line winds caused a barn to collapse and other roof damage near Nisula, and tore a roof off of a home in Pequaming. Later in the storm, it produced a 76 mph wind gust.

The NWS said other, less-significant wind damage was scattered throughout the western and central U.P. with power outages and uprooted trees.

There was also widespread heavy rain with 1-2 inches falling.