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Wind gust at Bush IAH clocked at 97 miles per hour during Wednesday's storm

According to the National Weather Service, it's a record wind gust at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

HOUSTON — KHOU 11 chief meteorologists David Paul and meteorologist Tim Pandajis were tracking severe thunderstorms throughout the night Wednesday.

As the storms approached, they warned of the lightning and possible straight-line wind damage, and there was plenty of that across Southeast Texas. You can see some of that here.

The National Weather Service reported that there were trees down across several parts of the Houston area. It also noted a record Wednesday night.  As the storms moved through, one gust at Bush IAH was clocked at 97 miles per hour.  That was at 9:04 p.m., and according to the National Weather Service, that’s the highest gust ever recorded there.

You can see how strong the wind was at the big airport in this video captured by someone on a plane there.

The storms have moved out, but more storms are possible Thursday evening.  

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