Severe Thunderstorm Watches And Warnings In Effect For Muskoka And Area

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Alerts for: Parry Sound – Muskoka

Warnings

2:19 PM EDT Thursday 09 August 2018
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Huntsville – Baysville

At 2:19 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, pea to dime size hail and heavy rain.

This severe thunderstorm is located near Kearney, moving southeast at 40 km/h.

Locations impacted include:
Ravensworth, Swindon, Brooks Mill, Millar Hill, Limberlost Lodge and Birkendale.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

For more information:
http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

Watches

1:15 PM EDT Thursday 09 August 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Port Carling – Port Severn
  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park

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

The threat of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening is associated with a cold front moving across Southern Ontario. Thunderstorms are also possible well in advance of the front.

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!

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

For more information:
http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

Photo credit: Brian McIlravey

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