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Thunderstorms Can Produce 50 to 60 Mph Winds.

Thunderstorms can produce winds that exceed 50 to 60 mph. These strong winds are classified as “damaging winds” and are often referred to as “straight winds” to differentiate the damage they cause from tornado damage. Damaging thunderstorm winds can arise from a number of different processes, but most commonly, they are the result of outflow generated by a thunderstorm downdraft.

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