Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Friday July 19th, 2019

Posted at 11:01am

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

After an initial round of scattered thunderstorms this morning, additional thunderstorms are forecast to develop this afternoon into this evening.

The biggest threats from these thunderstorms will be strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

All about watches and warnings:

A severe thunderstorm watch is issued when conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms with Wind gusts of 90 km/h or greater, hail of 2 cm or larger in diameter, and/or heavy rainfall.

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued when there is evidence based on radar, satellite pictures, or from a reliable spotter that a storm is imminent or occurring with wind gusts of 90 km/h or greater, hail of 2 cm or larger in diameter, and/or heavy rainfall.

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