Severe Thunderstorm Alert: Hail and Heavy Rain Threat

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Thunderstorm Warning

Issued at 3:49 AM EDT 23 September 2023

Environment Canada meteorologists are closely monitoring a severe thunderstorm with the potential to unleash nickel-sized hail and intense rainfall.

Storm Details:

This menacing thunderstorm is currently positioned from Chorus Lake to Mosher and is displaying slow movement.

Hazard:

Anticipate local rainfall accumulations of up to 50 mm in just one hour, accompanied by nickel-sized hail.

Areas Affected:

Communities in the path of this storm include Steel River Provincial Park, Manitouwadge, Chorus Lake, Kagiano Lake, Solann Lake, Michal Lake, Obakamiga Lake, Shekak Lake, Kabinakagami Lake, and Mosher.

Risks:

Beware of potential hazards:

  • Flash Floods: Heavy downpours may trigger flash floods and water pooling on roadways.
  • Hail Damage: Nickel-sized hail can cause property damage and pose risks to personal safety.
  • Lightning Safety: Remember that lightning can be deadly. When thunder roars, seek shelter indoors to stay safe.

Stay vigilant, take precautions, and stay tuned for updates as this severe thunderstorm progresses.

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