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Risk for localized severe storms in southern Ontario; Funnel cloud spotted in small community south of Hamilton

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 7:47 PM -


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The risk for isolated severe storms continued for parts of southern Ontario Sunday, following a day of torrential downpours, hail, and flash flooding for some parts of the area. 

Environment Canada had cautioned that "isolated showers and the odd thunderstorm" would be possible Sunday, the only difference being that they would be more sparse than they were the day before.

"Very localized amounts of 30 to 40 mm are possible but widespread watches or warnings are not expected," said the agency in a special weather statement. 

The city of Hamilton and surrounding communities were included in the advisory, where Weather Network viewer Curt Rendle spotted this funnel cloud in the small community of York (near Caledonia) Sunday around 5:15 p.m. EDT.


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That funnel was just a result of some weak rotation at the cloud base, but not an organized supercell thunderstorm that can produce menacing tornadoes.

Although no watches and warnings are currently in effect, we advise you to monitor our ALERTS page as some may be issued at a later time.

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