Active Alerts Winchester Springs, ON

Rainfall Warning
Issued at Sun 9:28 AM Jun. 23
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Recommended Action
Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued at Sun 10:53 AM Jun. 23
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Recommended Action


Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Description


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

Hazards:
Wind gusts up to 90 km/h.
Torrential downpours.
Nickel to toonie size hail.
Risk of tornadoes.

Timing:
This afternoon to early this evening.

Discussion:
Scattered thunderstorms are expected to begin around noon. The main hazards will be strong wind gusts and torrential downpours. A tornado risk exists, though the greatest potential is likely to remain stateside. A few of the strongest thunderstorms may be capable of producing nickel to toonie size hail.

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Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information: https://www.ontario.ca/page/be-prepared-emergency.