Sunday, September 20, 2020

Severe thunderstorm warning ends in Chatham-Kent

Update #6 at 1:17 a.m. on August 4, 2020 – The severe thunderstorm warning and watch was ended.


Update #5 at 10:45 p.m.

Another severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in Chatham-Kent. Details, here:

At 10:45 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 severe thunderstorm is located near Grande Pointe, moving east at 40 km/h.

Hazard: 90 km/h wind gusts and quarter size hail. A tornado is also possible.

Locations impacted include:
Grande Pointe Louiseville, Pain Cour and Arkwood,

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. 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 #4 at 6:55 p.m. – The severe thunderstorm warning has ended in Chatham-Kent, but the thunderstorm watch remains in place. Here are the details:

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

Hazard… Local rainfall amounts near 50 mm, wind gusts to 90 km/h, and isolated nickel size hail possible.

Timing… Now through the early evening.

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!

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 #3 at 4:46 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in Chatham-Kent. here are the details from Environment Canada:

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain. These thunderstorms are parallel to the lake Erie shoreline and moving slowly eastward.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce 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 ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.


Update #2 at 12:10 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect across Chatham-Kent. Here are the details:

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

Hazard… Local rainfall amounts near 50 mm, wind gusts to 90 km/h, and isolated nickel size hail possible.

Timing… Now through to early evening.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. 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.


Update #1 at 11:35 a.m. – A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect across Chatham-Kent. Here are the details:

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

Hazard… Local rainfall amounts near 50 mm, wind gusts to 90 km/h, and isolated nickel size hail possible.

Timing… Now through to early evening.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. 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.


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

The watch was issued at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain, forecasters say.

“Hazard… Local rainfall amounts near 50 mm, wind gusts to 90 km/h, and isolated nickel size hail possible. Timing… Now through to early evening.”

Large hail can damage property and cause injury, Environment Canada officials say.

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

“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, forecasters say.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

This story will be updated.

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