Environment Canada issues ‘Severe Thunderstorm Warning’ for the City of Hamilton [ ENDED ]

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Environment Canada has issued a ‘Severe Thunderstorm warning’ for the City of Hamilton.

Warnings

5:42 PM EDT Friday 19 June 2020
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

At 5:42 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.

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.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Watches

2:21 PM EDT Friday 19 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 strong wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain.

Hazards:
-localized rainfall accumulations of 50-75 mm
-isolated hail to quarter size
-isolated wind gusts to 90 km/h
-isolated funnel clouds possible

Timing:
This afternoon through this evening

The type of funnel clouds possible are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.

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.

Source: Environment Canada

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