WEATHER ALERT ENVIRONMENT CANADA
Severe Storm Warning in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – San Jose Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Port – Batchawana Bay
At 5:26 a.m. m. EDT, Environment Canada forecasters are tracking a severe storm capable of producing very strong wind gusts and hail the size of a nickel.
This line of severe storms is located from 8 kilometers northwest of Batchewana to 15 kilometers northwest of Pointe des Chênes, moving east at 95 km/h.
Hazard: 90 km/h wind gusts and hail the size of a nickel.
Affected locations include:
Sault Ste. Marie, Goulais River Provincial Park, Algoma Headwaters Provincial Park, Sand Bay, Red Rock, Horseshoe Bay, Allard Lake, Goulais Bay, Havilland, Nettleton Lake, Odena, Heyden, Bourdages Corner, Heyden Lake, Batchewana, Redrock Lake , Lower Island Lake, Finn Lake, Upper Island Lake, and Mabel Lake.
Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong gusts of wind can throw loose objects, damage weak buildings, break tree limbs, and overturn large vehicles. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, check your taillights, and be prepared to stop. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris, such as tree limbs. Lightning strikes kill and injure Canadians every year. Remember, when the thunder rolls, go inside!
Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when impending 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 take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather conditions, email [email protected] or send reports on Twitter using #ONStorm.