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Severe thunderstorm watch for Sault and area (10 p.m. update)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff
SPECIAL WEATHER
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ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 
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10:15 p.m. update
 
All watches and warnings have been terminated.
 
Severe thunderstorms have subsided or moved out of the area.
 
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5:04 p.m. original story
 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SAULT STE. MARIE - SUPERIOR EAST - TIMMINS - COCHRANE - IROQUOIS FALLS - GOGAMA - FOLEYET - CHAPLEAU - MISSINAIBI LAKE

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THE AREA.

THESE STORMS MAY PRODUCE LARGE HAIL NEAR 2 CM IN DIAMETER AND STRONG WIND GUSTS TO 90 KM/H.

REMEMBER THAT SOME SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN ALSO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ONTARIO RECOMMENDS TAKING COVER IMMEDIATELY WHEN THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR SAULT STE. MARIE - SUPERIOR EAST - KAPUSKASING - HEARST - TIMMINS - COCHRANE - IROQUOIS FALLS - CHAPLEAU - GOGAMA - ELLIOT LAKE - RANGER LAKE.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

THIS IS AN ALERT TO THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS OR HEAVY RAINFALL.

MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR UPDATED BULLETINS.

THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP AHEAD OF AN ADVANCING COLD FRONT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

MAIN THREATS WITH THESE STORMS WILL BE STRONG GUSTS TO 90 KM/H AND LARGE HAIL NEAR 2 CM IN DIAMETER.

REFER TO YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC FORECAST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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