Thursday night, and into Friday morning, the Metro Detroit area had strong winds and heavy rains.
However, I'm happy that we didn't see anything worse. People in parts of Illinois saw funnel clouds and towns torn apart.
It's sad to hear of injury and damage; but it is also good that we have the ability to predict such weather and distribute warnings to all in the area.
Radar itself is not even a century old; the beginning of the use of radar to detect developing tornadoes is still within living memory.