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Environment Canada Says Tornado Possible As Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Kawartha Lakes

UPDATE:Tornado Warning ended.

4:36 PM EDT Thursday 15 July 2021
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes

UPDATE:3:07 PM EDT Thursday 15 July 2021
Tornado warning in effect for:

  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada says a tornado is possible this afternoon and early evening as a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued for Kawartha Lakes.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes

Conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms early this afternoon into this evening as a cold front moves in from the west.

Hazards:
Damaging wind gusts of 90 to 110 km/h
Nickel-sized hail
Heavy downpours
A tornado is also possible

Officials say a cold front will sweep across southern Ontario late this afternoon. Ahead of and along the front, scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop. Some of these storms could become severe, with damaging winds, heavy rain and hail the main threats. A few isolated tornadoes are also possible.

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.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. 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.

 

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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