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Saturday August 13th, 2011

Posted at 7:30pm

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At 7:14 pm on Saturday a severe thunderstorm warning for  Windsor – Leamington – Essex County was issued.

At 7:00 pm Doppler radar indicates a north south line of severe thunderstorms west of Detroit from Flint to Adrian Michigan moving eastward at 70 km/h. This line should reach the Windsor area by 8:00 pm. These storms have a history of producing nickel sized hail, wind gusts near 90 km/h and torrential rain.

Severe thunderstorms are imminent or occurring in the area. These storms may produce large hail, damaging winds or heavy rainfall. Remember that some severe thunderstorms can also produce tornadoes.

Monitor weather conditions and take immediate safety precautions if threatening weather approaches.

A humid and unstable airmass over Extreme Southwestern Ontario combined with an approaching low pressure system will create ideal conditions for severe thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening. The main threat from these storms will be damaging winds, large hail and a possible tornado.

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