Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Pickle Lake – Cat Lake – Kingfisher Lake

Weather Alert Ended

PICKLE LAKE – WEATHER – Update – Watch has ended.


Environment Canada issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Pickle Lake region. This could impact flights in and around Pickle Lake.

2:48 PM EDT Thursday 19 July 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Pickle Lake – Cat Lake
  • Summer Beaver – Wunnummin Lake – Kingfisher Lake

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

The threat of severe thunderstorms will be this afternoon through this evening.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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.

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

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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