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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Elliot Lake and surrounding area

Nickel to ping pong sized hail and rainfall amounts near 50mm are possible, Environment Canada says
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Severe thunderstorm watch continued for:

  •    Agawa - Lake Superior Park
  •    Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay
  •    Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
  • Current details:

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

Nickel to ping pong ball size hail.
Heavy rainfall with local amounts near 50 mm

Early this morning.

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!

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information:

More details on the alert are available here.