Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

At 4:49 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This cluster of severe thunderstorms is located 7 kilometres north of Horseshoe Bay, moving east at 45 km/h.

Locations impacted include:

Pancake Bay Provincial Park, Batchawana Bay, Batchawana Bay Provincial Park, Sand Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Goulais Bay, Havilland, Ogidaki, Bucyrus and Searchmont.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more 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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.