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Tornado Watch Ended

UPDATE: This alert has ended.


 

Issued: 11:25 AM EDT Thursday 16 June 2022 by Environment Canada


Tornado Watch in effect for:

  • Bancroft - Hastings Highlands - Denbigh

  • Barry's Bay - Killaloe

  • Kaladar - Bannockburn - Bon Echo Park

  • Maxville - Alexandria

  • Merrickville-Wolford - Kemptville

  • Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans

  • Ottawa South - Richmond - Metcalfe

  • Petawawa - Pembroke - Cobden

  • Plevna - Sharbot Lake - Western Lanark County

  • Prescott and Russell

  • Renfrew - Arnprior - Calabogie

  • Smiths Falls - Perth - Eastern Lanark County

  • Stirling - Tweed - Madoc

  • Tamworth - Sydenham - South Frontenac

  • Westport - Charleston Lake

  • Winchester - Newington


Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible. Hazards: A tornado or two possible Wind gusts of 90 to 110 km/h Nickel to ping pong ball size hail Timing: This afternoon and early this evening Discussion: Thunderstorms are expected to develop early this afternoon with the potential for quick intensification as they progress eastward. A tornado or two will be possible this afternoon before the threat transitions to primarily wind.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes. 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.

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