Monday, July 26, 2021

Severe thunderstorm watch ends

Update #12 at 6:39 p.m. – There severe thunderstorm watch has ended across Chatham-Kent.


Update #11 at 3:57 p.m. – The severe thunderstorm warning has ended across Chatham-Kent.

Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm watch remains in place. Here are the details from Environment Canada:

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms over extreme southwestern Ontario are expected to move east late this afternoon and early this evening.

Hazards:
– Wind gusts near 100 km/h.
– Locally heavy rain.

Thunderstorm development will weaken and move east of the area this evening.

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.

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.


Update #10 at 3:39 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect across Chatham-Kent. Also, the heat warning was ended at 3:18 p.m.

Details from Environment Canada: At 3:39 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

This line of thunderstorms is located from Arkona to Thamesville. These thunderstorms are moving east at 70 km/h.

Hazards:
– Wind gusts near 90 km/h.
– Locally heavy rain.

Locations impacted include:
Rodney, Strathroy, Blenheim, Rondeau Provincial Park, Ridgetown, Watford and Melbourne.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.


Update #9 at 2:28 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect across Chatham-Kent.

Details from Environment Canada: At 2:28 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

This area of thunderstorms is located over Windsor to Amherstburg to Belle River. These thunderstorms are moving east at 70 km/h.

Hazards:
– Wind gusts near 100 km/h.
– Locally heavy rain.

Locations impacted include:
Windsor, Leamington, Amherstburg, Tecumseh, Kingsville, Belle River, Lakeshore, Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley Provincial Park, Tilbury and Blenheim.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.


Update #8 at 1:51 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect across Chatham-Kent.

Details from Environment Canada: At 1:51 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

This thunderstorm is located east of Tilbury, moving southeast at 50 km/h.

Hazard:
– Damaging wind gusts.
– Locally heavy rain.

Locations impacted include:
Chatham, Blenheim and Rondeau Provincial Park.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.


Update #7 at 1:35 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect across Chatham-Kent.

Details from Environment Canada:

At 1:35 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This thunderstorm is located over Lake St. Clair and Stoney Point, moving east at 60 km/h.

Hazard:
– Wind gusts near 90 km/h.
– Locally heavy rain.

Locations impacted include:
Chatham, Tilbury, Stoney Point, Lighthouse Cove, Mitchell’s Bay, Grande Pointe, Pain Court and North Buxton.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.


Update #6  at 1:21 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect across Chatham-Kent.

Details from Environment Canada:

At 1:21 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This thunderstorm is located over Lake St. Clair, moving east at 60 km/h.

Hazard:
– Wind gusts near 90 km/h.
– Locally heavy rain.

Locations impacted include:
Chatham, Tecumseh, Belle River, Lakeshore and Tilbury.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.


Update #5 at 12:24 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect across Chatham-Kent.

Details from Environment Canada:

At 12:24 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located over Michigan west of Sarnia and Windsor and is moving east at 60 km/h.

Hazard:
– Wind gusts near 90 km/h.

Locations impacted include:
Windsor, Sarnia, Petrolia, Tecumseh, Belle River, Lakeshore, Wallaceburg and Oil Springs.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.


Update #4 at 12:13 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect across Chatham-Kent.

Details from Environment Canada:

At 12:13 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located over Michigan west of Sarnia and is moving east at 60 km/h.

Locations impacted include:
Sarnia, Petrolia, Wallaceburg, Oil Springs and Watford.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.


Update #3 at 11:52 a.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect in Chatham-Kent.

Details from Environment Canada:

At 11:52 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from Shelburne to Chatham-Kent, moving southeast at 70 km/h.

Hazards:
– 100 km/h wind gusts.
– Risk of a tornado.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.


Update #2 at 11:43 a.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect in Chatham-Kent.

Details from Environment Canada:

At 11:43 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from Mount Forest to Chatham-Kent, moving southeast at 70 km/h.

Hazards:
– 110 km/h wind gusts.
– Risk of a tornado.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.

AccuWeather radar is predicting this for 12:45 p.m. in the area:


Update #1 at 11:23 a.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in Chatham-Kent.

Here are the details from Environment Canada:

At 11:23 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located south of Petrolia to Wingham, moving southeast at 70 km/h.

Hazards:
– 110 km/h wind gusts.
– Risk of a tornado.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

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.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

Watch for more updates.


Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch across Chatham-Kent.

The watch was issued at 10:24 a.m.

Here are the details:

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

Severe thunderstorms are possible today as a cold front approaches from the west.

Hazards:

– Wind gusts near 100 km/h.

Thunderstorms are possible throughout the afternoon before weakening and moving east of the area this evening.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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.

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.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

This story will be updated.

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