Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Manitoulin area

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Blind River – Thessalon
  • Espanola – Killarney
  • Manitoulin Island

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

A line of severe thunderstorms over Central Lower Michigan may reach the area between 3 and 4 PM this afternoon.

Wind gusts of 100 km/h from the thunderstorms, and torrential downpours are possible.

The very strong winds may result in power outages.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Heavy downpours are likely to 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. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.