August 29, 2021 – Tornado Watch for Ended Sault Ste Marie – Batchwana Bay

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Weather Alert Ended
Weather Alert Ended

Sault Ste Marie – Weather – The Weather Watch has ended.

Environment Canada reports that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Hazards:
Isolated tornadoes.
Damaging winds near 100 km/h.
Up to Toonie size hail.
Locally heavy downpours.

Timing: This afternoon into the evening.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

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.

Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.