Thunderstorm Warning for Fort Severn / Washaho Cree Nation

Fort Severn Airport

WASHAHO CREE NATION – WEATHER – Be ready for severe weather in Fort Severn and region.

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

Fort Severn

At 4:06 p.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

A severe thunderstorm located 135 km southwest of Fort Severn is moving 70 km/h eastward. This thunderstorm has the potential to produce gusts up to 90 km/h along with large hail and heavy downpours.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.