Tornado Warning issued for Atikokan and Shebandowan

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Tornado Warning

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Warning for Atikokan region.

At 8:46 p.m. CDT (9:46 p.m. EDT), Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado over Northern Minnesota will move across the border into Quetico Provincial Park near 9:30 PM CDT.

9:46 PM EDT Wednesday 17 July 2019
Tornado warning in effect for:

Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park

At 8:46 p.m. CDT (9:46 p.m. EDT), Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado over Northern Minnesota will move across the border into Quetico Provincial Park near 9:30 PM CDT.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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