Northwestern Ontario Thunder Storm Alerts Issued
THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Thunder Bay is under a Thunder Storm Watch…along with much of Northwestern Ontario.
Environment Canada issued the alerts at 05:19EDT…
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Marathon – Schreiber
- Nipigon – Rossport
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
- Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
- Ignace – English River
- Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
- Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
- Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
- Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
- Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
- Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
Severe thunderstorm conditions possible – overnight to early evening.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing very strong wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain with rainfall amounts exceeding 50 mm in an hour.
Fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. 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. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Stay indoors when a thunderstorm strikes. There isn’t a place outside that is safe during a thunderstorm. Stay away from all windows, skylights and doors. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.
Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.
Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.