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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Guelph and area (updated: ended)

Nickel size hail and heavy rain are possible, says Environment Canada
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WEATHER WARNING

ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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8:35 PM EDT Friday August 11, 2017
Severe thunderstorm warning ended for:

  • Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County

The original weather warning can be seen below:

8:16 PM EDT Friday August 11, 2017
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener - Cambridge - Region of Waterloo

At 8:16 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.

The severe thunderstorm that produced the tornado has weakened somewhat. Strong winds, hail and heavy rain are still occurring. It will affect Guelph to Arkell by 8:45 p.m.

Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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.

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

For more information:
http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

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