WARNING: Severe Thunderstorm Incoming

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(OUTSKIRTS OF THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ย Environment Canada has Issued a severe thunderstorm warning for areas surrounding and west of Thunder Bay.

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Below is their statement.

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for (red areas):

  • Kakabeka Falls โ€“ Whitefish Lake โ€“ Arrow Lake
  • Atikokan โ€“ Shebandowan โ€“ Quetico Park

At 8:30 p.m. EST (9:30 p.m. EDT), Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from 15 kilometres southeast of Kashabowie to 20 kilometres northeast of Saganaga Lake, moving east at 60 km/h.

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Severe thunderstorms will be near:
Whitefish Lake around 9:10 PM CDT.
Nolalu around 9:15 PM CDT.

Locations impacted include:
Whitefish Lake, Remicks, Mackies, Nolalu, Flint, Suomi, Silver Mountain, Sellars, Hymers, Oโ€™Connor and Harstone.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. 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. 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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