Severe Weather Thunder Storm Alerts and Warnings – 10:08PM July 25 2017

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Thunder Storm Warning

THUNDER BAY = WEATHER – ALERT AND WATCHES ENDED –  It is looking like a night for the Thunderbirds around Northwestern Ontario. Environment Canada has issued alerts and warnings across the region.

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki

At 9:04 p.m. CDT (10:04 p.m. EDT), Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and up to nickel size hail.

An area of thunderstorms extending from northeast of Sioux Lookout towards Wabakimi Provincial Park and Fort Hope continues to move northeast at around 70 km/h. Some of these thunderstorms may be producing hail up to 2 cm. Wind gusts up to 90 km/h are also possible.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. 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. Locally heavy rain is also possible. 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.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Upsala – Raith
  • Ignace – English River

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.

Thunderstorms are affecting portions of northwestern Ontario this evening ahead of a front. Although they are slowly weakening, some of these still have the potential to be severe. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

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 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.

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