ENDED – Tornado Watch in Effect for Dryden – Vermilion Bay – Ignace – English River

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DRYDEN – WEATHER – Watch Over… A Tornado Watch has been issued for the following areas of Northwestern Ontario.

2:15 PM EDT Monday 08 June 2020
Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Hazards:
– A few tornadoes.
– Ping pong ball to tennis ball size hail.
– Damaging wind gusts of 100 to 130 km/h.

Locations: Portions of Northwestern Ontario near and south of Highway 17 including Kenora, Dryden and Fort Frances.

Timing: Late this afternoon through late this evening.

Remember, a Tornado Watch means tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are possible in and close to the watch area.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: 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.

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