ATIKOKAN – WEATHER – UPDATED — Environment Canada has updated this watch to a warning…
Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Watch for Atikokan, Shebandowan, and Quetico.
A line of dangerous thunderstorms is forecast to move into Ontario early this evening, persist through the evening hours and weaken overnight. The main threats are damaging wind gusts up to 130 km/h and tornadoes.
Any tornadoes that do form will be fast moving and likely wrapped in rain making them difficult to see.
This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.
4:32 PM EDT Monday 30 May 2022
Tornado watch in effect for:
- Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
- Upsala – Raith
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible.
Damaging wind gusts up to 130 km/h.
Dime to ping pong ball sized hail.
Timing: This evening.
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.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.