June 29/18 – Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

Thunderstorm Warning

Thunderstorm WarningFORT FRANCES – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a Severe thunderstorm warning.

The Warning is in effect for:

  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park

At 6:48 a.m. CDT (6:48 a.m. EST, 7:48 a.m. EDT), Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

A line of severe thunderstorms moving eastward over Fort Frances will continue to move eastward at 80 kilometres per hour along the Minnesota border this morning.

Thunderstorms will be near:
Atikokan around 7:10 AM CDT

Thunderstorms will move eastward across Quetico Provincial Park from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM CDT.

Communities in the path include:
Fort Frances

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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 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.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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