Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued - May 18th, 2017

severe thunderstorm watchConditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

Brockville - Prescott
Gananoque - Mallorytown
Merrickville-Wolford - Kemptville
Westport - Charleston Lake
The thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of or along a cold front this afternoon or evening.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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

  

 

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