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

Environment Canada has issued a ‘Special Weather Statement’ for the City of Hamilton.

Watches

12:08 PM EDT Sunday 29 March 2020
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts up to 90 km/h and large hail up to 2 cm.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Locally heavy rain is also possible.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Warnings

1:13 PM EDT Sunday 29 March 2020
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

At 1:15 PM EST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area line of severe thunderstorm. This area of severe thunderstorms is located near Fisherville, moving northeast at 60 km/h.

Locations impacted include:
Cayuga, Stoney Creek, Dunnville, Smithville, Lincoln, Selkirk Provincial Park, Binbrook, James N. Allan Provincial Park, Grimsby and Beamsville.

These thunderstorms are capable of producing very strong wind gusts up to 100 km/h, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 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.

Source: Environment Canada

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