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Tornado Watch Issued For Fenelon Falls And Northern Kawartha Lakes

UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for all of Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canda has issued a Tornado Watch for Fenelon Falls and Northern Kawartha Lakes.

Tornado watch in effect for:

  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Hazards:
Tornadoes
Large hail up to ping pong ball size
Wind gusts up to 120 km/h
Heavy downpours

Timing: This evening.

Discussion: A line of severe thunderstorms is moving eastward across the regions early this evening. Some of these storms may contain tornadoes.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

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

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

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

At 8:47 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, nickel to ping pong ball size hail and heavy rain.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from Rathburn to Holstein, moving east at 80 km/h.

Hazard: Nickel to ping pong ball size hail and 110 km/h wind gusts.

Locations impacted include:
Mount Forest, Orangeville, Barrie, Newmarket, Lindsay, Dundalk, Grand Valley, Shelburne, Alliston, New Tecumseth, Bradford, Innisfil, Beaverton and Fenelon Falls.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

 

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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