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Severe thunderstorm watch ended

Wednesday, July 17, 2013   by: Kate AdamsAs of 8:07pm EDT Wednesday, Environment Canada ended the Severe thunderstorm warning for North Bay - Powassan - Mamtawa and West Nipissing - French River North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa

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As of 8:07pm EDT Wednesday, Environment Canada continued the Severe thunderstorm warning for North Bay - Powassan - Mamtawa and West Nipissing - French River North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa

At 8:00 pm EDT, meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and heavy downpours. Wind gusts to 90 km/h and frequent lightning are likely with these storms.

Communities in the path include: North Bay and areas in the vicinity of Lake Nipissing; Algonquin Park.

Storm spotters have reported 2 to 3 cm hail in North Bay.

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

Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.

Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris such as tree limbs. Stay on the lower floor of your home or building and if the storm is particularly severe go to the basement.

Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.

Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

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

Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation closely. Stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca.


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As of 6:56pm EDT Wednesday, Environment Canada continued the Severe thunderstorm watch for North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa and West Nipissing - French River North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa


At 7:50 PM EDT, meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and heavy downpours. Wind gusts to 90 km/h and frequent lightning are likely with these storms.

Communities in the path include: North Bay and areas in the vicinity of Lake Nipissing.

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

Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.

Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris such as tree limbs. Stay on the lower floor of your home or building and if the storm is particularly severe go to the basement.

Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.

Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

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

Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation closely. Stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca.

Updated or ended by 8:10 PM EDT.

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As of 3:38pm EDT Wednesday, Environment Canada continued the Severe thunderstorm watch for North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa and West Nipissing - French River North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa

Potential for severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and early this evening.

This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds or heavy rainfall..Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated bulletins.

An east to west cold front over Northeastern Ontario will move south triggering isolated thunderstorms late this afternoon and early this evening. Some of these thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds being the main threat. Large hail and torrential downpours producing 50 mm in an hour or less are lesser threats.



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As of 11:16 AM EDT Wednesday, Environment Canada issued Severe thunderstorm watch for North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa and West Nipissing - French River North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa

Potential for severe thunderstorms this afternoon.

This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds or heavy rainfall..Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated bulletins.

An east to west cold front over Northeastern Ontario will move south this afternoon triggering thunderstorms. Some of these thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds being the main threat. Large hail and torrential downpours producing 50 mm in an hour or less are lesser threats.

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