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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Parts Of Our Region

PETERBOROUGH-Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of our region.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
  • Haliburton – Minden – Southern Haliburton County
  • Bancroft – Hastings Highlands – Denbigh
  • Kaladar – Bannockburn – Bon Echo Park

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing large hail and heavy rain.

Isolated thunderstorms have developed over southwestern Haliburton and Northern Peterborough County. These thunderstorms have the potential of becoming severe late this evening and overnight. The main threats with these thunderstorms are nickel sized hail and locally heavy downpours. The thunderstorms are moving east at 50 km/h.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. 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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Pamela Vanmeer
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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