August 31, 2018 – Updated – Alert Ended – Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fort Frances

Weather Alert Ended

FORT FRANCES – WEATHER –  Alert Ended – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fort Frances and the Rainy River Districts.

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River

At 2:33 p.m. CDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This severe thunderstorm is located 21 kilometres west of Rainy River, moving east at 60 km/h.

This severe thunderstorm will be near:
Rainy River around 3:50 PM EDT.

Locations impacted include:
Rainy River, McGinnis Creek, Sleeman, Gameland, and Bergland.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. 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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