Storm watch upgraded to warning; wind gusts of 90 km/h possible

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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Mount Forest – Arthur – North Wellington County

At 8:19 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, including nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from Collingwood to Millbank, moving east at 50 km/h.

Hazard: gusts of wind at 90 km/h and nickel-sized hail.

Affected locations include:
Collingwood, Elmira, Arthur, Dundalk, Fergus, Grand Valley, Shelburne, Linwood, Drayton, Alma, Elora, Pretty River Valley Provincial Park, Singhampton, Devil’s Glen Provincial Park, Honeywood, Boyne Valley Provincial Park, Stayner, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Wasaga Beach.

Strong gusts of wind can throw objects, damage fragile buildings, break tree branches and overturn large vehicles. Remember that severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder rolls, come inside!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or ongoing thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rain.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you seek shelter immediately if threatening weather conditions are approaching.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, email or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information, click here.

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