July 15/19 – Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Thunder Bay

Weather Advisory
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THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Thunder Bay.

2:07 PM EDT Monday 15 July 2019
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

The weather service says that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms today.

Thunderstorms over Northwestern Ontario will continue moving east. Strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain are all possible with these thunderstorms. There is also the risk of a tornado.

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. If you hear thunder, then lightning is close enough to be dangerous.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce 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.