Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Windsor Essex

Wednesday August 3rd, 2022

Posted at 4:15pm

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

They say thunderstorms are expected today. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe with strong winds, large hail and heavy rain. Tornadoes also can not be ruled out. The potential for severe thunderstorms will come to an end this evening.

Hazards:
Wind gusts near 90 km/h.
Nickel size hail.
Torrential downpours with rainfall amounts possibly in excess of 50 mm.

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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