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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Some Local Areas

KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for part of Kawartha Lakes.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms today into this evening.

Officials say the strongest of these thunderstorms will be capable of producing strong wind gusts up to 90 km/h, hail size up to 2 cm and heavy rain of 50 mm within one hour.

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

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