Tornado watch issued for NW Ontario


Environment Canada issued a HIGH risk of severe thunderstorms for today across Northwestern Ontario. The severe risk includes 100 km/h wind gusts, 2-4cm hail and tornadoes in the orange outlined area below.

Environment Canada severe weather outlook for June 6, 2021.



Tornado watches have been issued by Environment Canada:



Watches

12:07 PM EDT Sunday 06 June 2021 Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Fort Hope - Lansdowne House - Ogoki

  • Pickle Lake - Cat Lake

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Hazards: Isolated tornadoes possible. Wind gusts near 100 km/h. Nickel to ping pong sized hail. Locations: Portions of far northern Ontario including Pickle Lake, Cat Lake, Fort Hope, Lansdowne House, and Ogoki. Timing: Late this afternoon and this evening. Discussion: Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop across the region late this afternoon or this evening. These storms may be capable of producing isolated tornadoes.

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@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.



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