Severe Weather Warning Downgraded For Ottawa Area

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Environment Canada has downgraded the weather warning for the Ottawa area.

The hashtag for it on Twitter is #onstorm. Report what you see to comments here at The Bulldog. The Bulldog is publishing storm-related tweets below.

The weather warning is below:

Summary

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts. Scattered thunderstorms are moving northeastward toward or through portions of the above regions. A few of these storms may be capable of producing damaging winds. The threat for severe thunderstorms will end this evening. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Hail is also possible. Locally heavy rain is also possible. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm. For more information: http://www.ontario.ca/beprepared.

This from Environment Canada:

6:15 PM EDT Monday 18 May 2015
Severe thunderstorm warning ended for:

  • Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe

 

This from Environment Canada:

Environment Canada has ended a tornado warning that was issued earlier Monday for parts of southeastern Ontario.

The weather agency downgraded the tornado warning to a severe thunderstorm warning for Ottawa, Bancroft, Bon Echo Park, Smith Falls, Lanark and Sharbot Lake. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Peterborough, Prescott, Renfrew and Pembroke areas.

6:56 PM EDT Monday 18 May 2015
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans
  • Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts.

Scattered thunderstorms are moving northeastward toward or through portions of the above regions. A few of these storms may be capable of producing damaging winds.

The threat for severe thunderstorms will end this evening.

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

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

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.


 

 


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