Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued
Issued: 12:21 PM EDT Wednesday 01 June 2022 by Environment and Climate Change Canada
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for:
Chatham-Kent - Rondeau Park
Sarnia - Petrolia - Western Lambton County
Watford - Pinery Park - Eastern Lambton County
Windsor - Leamington - Essex County
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail. Hazards:
- Wind gusts up to 90 km/h.
- Heavy downpours.
- Small hail.
Timing: This afternoon. Discussion: Thunderstorms have developed over Michigan and are moving towards the area. Some of these thunderstorms may be accompanied by strong winds and hail as well as sudden heavy downpours.
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. Locally heavy rain is also possible. 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. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm. For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.