Severe ThunderStorm Watch Issued – Dryden Region

Thunder Storm Warning

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for several areas in Northwestern Ontario.

At 3:25 p.m. CDT (4:25 p.m. EDT), Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

The line of thunderstorms stretches from northeast of Pickle Lake to Mishkeegogamang to 40 km south of South Bay. The line is moving to the southeast at 40 km/h. This line will cross highway 599 and is heading towards Wabakimi Provincial Park.

3:39 PM EDT Tuesday 29 August 2017
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River

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

Thunderstorms have developed this afternoon and will continue this evening. The thunderstorms are occurring along a cold front that will move from the northwest to southeast.

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. 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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