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Tornado warning for Elliot Lake lifted

Heat warning and thunderstorm watch continue for the Elliot Lake area
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Tornado warning no longer in effect for:
  • Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake

At 11:01 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists were tracking a severe thunderstorm that is possibly producing a tornado. Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible.

A line of severe thunderstorms are moving eastward across the region at 60 kilometres per hour. These storms will continue to track across the regions over the next hour and are expected to track across or very near to Elliot Lake near 11.10 a.m. EDT. Wind gusts over 100 kilometres per hour and damaging hail are expected with these storms. Power outages are possible.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.

Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Tornado warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing tornadoes.

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 or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake

A heat event will persist through the Canada Day long weekend.

Southwest winds continuing through the weekend will bring hot and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico.

Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties are forecast, with humidex values in the mid to high thirties. Low temperatures overnight are expected to be in the high teens to low twenties providing little relief from the heat.

Current indications suggest hot temperatures could persist well into next week.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.