Thunder Storm to Hit TBay and Region Today

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Environment Canada has issued the following statement regarding Thunder Bay and areas north east of.

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for (yellow area of map):

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Cloud Bay – Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Nipigon – Rossport
  • Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
  • Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
  • Nakina – Aroland – Pagwa
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki

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

Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and will continue into this evening. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe.

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. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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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.

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