SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH & WARNING IN EFFECT

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(NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO) โ€“ Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm warnings and severe thunderstorm watches across the region this evening.

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Below are the areas impacted by the watches/warnings, beginning with the watches, and a brief summary of what is expected, then below that are the areas under severe thunderstorm warnings.

Warnings/watches have ended for:

  • Seine River Village
  • Mine Centre
  • Ignace
  • English River
  • Savant Lake
  • Sturgeon Lake

Please keep your cameras charged, and snap some videos and pictures of the storms, then send them to contactus@trcctb.com

8:28 PM EDT Friday 31 August 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

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  • Geraldton
  • Longlac
  • Caramat
  • Nakina
  • Aroland
  • Pagwa

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

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.


8:28 PM EDT Friday 31 August 2018
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Shebandowan
  • Lac Des Mille Lacs
  • Raith
  • Gull Bay
  • Thunder Bay
  • Dorion
  • Nipigon
  • Macdiarmid
  • Beardmore
  • Atikokan
  • Shebandowan
  • Quetico Park
  • Upsala
  • Raith
  • Armstrong
  • Auden
  • Wabakimi Park
  • Gull Bay
  • Black Sturgeon Lake
  • Longlac
  • Geraldton
  • Caramat
  • Nakina
  • Aroland
  • Pagwa
  • Nipigon
  • Rossport
  • Cloud Bay
  • Kakabeka
  • Whitefish Lake
  • Arrow Lake
  • Dorion

At 7:28 p.m. CDT (8:28 p.m. EST), Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

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This line of severe thunderstorms is located from 25 kilometres southeast of Clarkdon to 20 kilometres west of Lac la Croix, moving east at 60 km/h.

Locations impacted include:
Atikokan, Lac la Croix, Steep Rock Lake, Sapawe, Kawene, English River and Graham.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. 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. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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.

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