Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Windsor & Essex County

Friday October 23rd, 2020

Posted at 1:16pm

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Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Windsor and Essex County.

They say thunderstorms from Michigan will reach western portions of southern Ontario late this afternoon and then move rapidly eastward across the regions.

The main hazards are wind gusts of 90 km/h, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, brief poor visibility and ponding of water on roads in torrential downpours.

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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