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Special Weather Statement Issued For Kawartha Lakes Warning Of Heavy Rain And Strong Winds

KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough.

Special weather statement in effect for:

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

Heavy rain and strong winds Friday night into Saturday night.

Rain is forecast to begin Friday evening over southwestern Ontario and spread over the remainder of southern Ontario Friday night. Showers at times heavy will continue Saturday before temperatures rapidly fall and light snow develops Saturday night in the wake of a strong cold front.

Rainfall amounts of 25 to 45 mm will be possible by Saturday night.

In addition, very strong southwesterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h are expected to develop Saturday afternoon. By Saturday evening these winds are forecast to shift to the northwest with wind gusts up to 90 km/h possible, particularly along the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Some damage to trees and local power outages will be possible due to these strong winds.



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Pamela Vanmeer
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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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