THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada is reporting: Severe thunderstorm conditions possible – evening to after midnight. Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail.
Showers and thunderstorms have developed along a fast moving cold front. The front is currently located from near Pickle Lake southwestwards to near International Falls. These thunderstorms are capable of producing strong wind gusts and dime-sized hail.
A wind gust of 120 km/h was reported at Dryden Airport, 78 km/h Sioux Lookout and 85 km/h at Pickle Lake.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for:
- =new= City of Thunder Bay
- =new= Superior West
- =new= Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- =new= Nipigon – rossport
- Dryden – Ignace
- Fort Frances – Rainy Lake
- Atikokan – Upsala – Quetico
- Sioux Lookout – Savant Lake
- Gull Bay – black Sturgeon Lake
- Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch ended for:
- Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Morson
- Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the Road. 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.
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 storm.Ontario(at)ec.Gc.CA or tweet with the hashtag #onstorm.