Tornado Warning – Sault Ste Marie, Wawa, Lake Superior Park, Batchawana Bay – August 19 17:10PM

Thunder Storm Warning

SAULT STE MARIE – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a tornado warning for the area. The warning is for the Eastern side of Lake Superior, and the are the possibilities of severe weather conditions across a wide area…

Tornado warning in effect for:

  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park

Updated or ended by 6:38 p.m. EDT.

At 5:01 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

A severe thunderstorm that may be producing a tornado is over Lake Superior Provincial Park and is moving northeast at about 90 km/h. It will cross Highway 101 near Lac de Zajac and head towards the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve near Missanabie.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!