FORT FRANCES – WEATHER – Numerous thunderstorms are forecast to develop this afternoon and will continue into early tonight. Some of these thunderstorms will be capable of producing tornadoes, as well as strong wind gusts, large hail and locally heavy rainfall.
1:08 PM EDT Friday 24 June 2022
Tornado watch in effect for:
- Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible.
Wind gusts up to 120 km/h.
Nickel to golf ball sized hail.
Locally heavy downpours.
Timing: Late this afternoon into tonight. 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. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!