Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Kenora Region – 4:25 July 8/19

Weather

KENORA – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Kenora Region.

5:25 PM EDT Monday 08 July 2019
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog

At 4:25 p.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, nickel to ping pong ball size hail and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from 10 kilometres east of Caribou Falls to 20 kilometres west of Werner Lake, moving east at 40 km/h. Some communities could receive up to 50 mm of rain with multiple storms moving through the same region.

Locations impacted include:
Werner Lake.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can 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. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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.