Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

Tuesday September 7th, 2021

Posted at 7:43pm

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At 7:38pm, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This cluster of severe thunderstorms is located from 8 kilometres northeast of Blyth to Grand Bend to 10 kilometres west of LaSalle, moving east at 60 km/h.

Meteorologists say that 90 km/h wind gusts and nickel size hail and locally heavy rainfall are associated with this storm.

Locations impacted include Windsor, Chatham, Stratford, Petrolia, Forest, Grand Bend, Parkhill, Strathroy, Exeter, Lucan, Mitchell, St. Marys, Listowel, Tecumseh, Belle River, Lakeshore, Tilbury, Wallaceburg, Oil Springs and Blenheim.

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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