THIS ALERT HAS ENDED.
Environment Canada has issued a ‘Severe Thunderstorm warning’ for the City of Hamilton.
9:29 PM EDT Wednesday 10 June 2020
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:
- City of Hamilton
At 9:29 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.
Strong to severe thunderstorms continue to race east across the region this evening.
Wind gusts to 100 km/h and torrential downpours giving 25 to 50 mm rain in under an hour are possible, along with 2 cm hail.
The thunderstorms are expected to move to the east of the area by 11 PM.
Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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.
3:21 PM EDT Wednesday 10 June 2020
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- City of Hamilton
Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
A line of severe thunderstorms may move in from Lower Michigan and extreme Southwestern Ontario this evening.
The main threat is damaging wind gusts to 110 km/h which may cause power outages. Torrential downpours are likely, and large hail is possible.
Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!
Source: Environment Canada