Alerts for: Kirkland Lake – New Liskeard – Temagami
1:13 PM EDT Saturday 01 September 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- Kirkland Lake – Englehart
- New Liskeard – Temagami
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
The threat of severe thunderstorms will persist through this evening.
Although the primary threats associated with these thunderstorms are torrential downpours and damaging winds, there is also the chance of an isolated tornado.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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 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.
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