Severe Thunderstorm to hit the Region Today


(NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO) – Numerous municipalities have been issued a thunder storm watch. Some areas have been upgraded to a warning.


Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Cloud Bay – Dorion
  • Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
  • Nipigon – Rossport
  • Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
  • Upsala – Raith
  • Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
  • Seine River Village – Mine Centre
  • Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
  • Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms today.

Thunderstorms over Northwestern Ontario will continue moving east. Strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain are all possible with these thunderstorms. There is also the risk of a 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. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. If you hear thunder, then lightning is close enough to be dangerous.


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.