T Storm & Tornado ALERT for EASTERN ONTARIO (Cornwall) 082217

T Storm & Tornado ALERT for EASTERN ONTARIO (Cornwall) 082217

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Today will be a fine day to be a duck!   Rain, Thunderstorms and even warnings of Tornadoes are featured in Eastern Ontario.

The good news is that we should have another rare sunny rain free weekend!

Expect highs in the mid 20’s c through early next week!

Alerts for: Cornwall – Morrisburg

Watches

9:23 AM EDT Tuesday 22 August 2017
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Cornwall – Lancaster
  • Maxville – Alexandria
  • Morrisburg – Long Sault
  • Winchester – Newington

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

The severe thunderstorm threat is likely to end by late afternoon or early evening.

Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can 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.

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