TBAY: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

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(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – A severe thunderstorm watch us in effect for Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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***UPDATE @ 5:25 pm June 16th, 2018: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH HAS ENDED

Environment Canada has released the following:

1:33 PM EDT Saturday 16 June 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and torrential rain.

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These thunderstorms are expected to affect the region this afternoon and early evening.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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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The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information:

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http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

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