Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tornado warning ends in Windsor-Essex

Update: The tornado warning ended at 6:46 p.m.

Original story: A tornado warning has been issued in Windsor-Essex and Leamington. Wheatley is also mentioned as being impacted

Here are the full details from Environment Canada:

At 6:31 PM EST, Radar images are showing a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

This severe thunderstorm is located 8 kilometres south of Comber, moving southeast at 20 km/h.

Locations impacted include: Wheatley Provincial Park, Elmdale and Wheatley.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

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 warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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 or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information:

Here is a radar snapshot from 6:35 p.m. from AccuWeather:

A severe thunderstorm warning remains in place in Chatham-Kent. Details, here.

This story will be updated.

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