SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – At 8:36 am this morning, Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the City of Thunder Bay.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

Strong thunderstorms have developed along the Ontario Minnesota border this morning and are moving eastward through Atikokan and may move over Thunder bay later this morning. Heavy downpours may continue through the regions following the main line of thunderstorms. These thunderstorms may produce wind gusts to 90 km/h, nickel size hail, and rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one of the following:

  • Large hail
  • Damaging winds
  • Torrential rainfall

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

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements from TRCCTB.COM

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through TRCCTB.COM

*** UPDATE @ 5:15pm SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OVER

Source: Environment Canada

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