Severe Thunderstorms Possible In The District

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Satellite Radar shows storms forming along a cold front that will push through the area later today.

An active cold front pushing through the area today could produce heavy thunderstorms and possibly severe thunderstorms as the front makes its way from west to east.

Environment Canada has issued the following watch for the entire Algoma District.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park – Elliot Lake – Chapleau
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Hazards:
Wind gusts up to 90 km/h.
Quarter size hail.

Impacts:

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. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. 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.

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