Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Kakabeka Falls – Arrow Lake

Weather Alert Ended


10:17 AM EDT Sunday 08 July 2018
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake

At 10:17 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 is located from 17 kilometres south of Quetico to 41 kilometres south of Saganaga Lake, moving east at 75 km/h.

Communities in the path include:
Whitefish Lake, Remicks, Mackies, Nolalu, and Flint.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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 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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