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Alerts for: Oxford - Brant

Watches

2:40 PM EDT Saturday 24 July 2021
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Brantford - County of Brant
  • Woodstock - Tillsonburg - Oxford County

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail.

Hazards:
Damaging wind gusts to 100 km/h.
Nickel size hail.
Risk of a couple of tornadoes.

When:
Late this afternoon and through the evening hours.

Discussion:
Thunderstorms developing over Michigan are expected to intensify as the afternoon progresses. At this point, it appears that damaging winds will be the primary threat with these thunderstorms. However, there is also a threat of a tornado, particularly for areas closer to Lake Huron.

Torrential rainfall will likely accompany any thunderstorm.

The threat of severe thunderstorms may persist well into the evening hours. The watch may be extended farther east later today.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Locally heavy rain is also possible. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

 

Statements

1:29 PM EDT Saturday 24 July 2021
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Brantford - County of Brant
  • Woodstock - Tillsonburg - Oxford County

Rain at times heavy this evening into tonight.

Heavy rainfall with localized amounts reaching 30 to 50 mm. Isolated amounts in excess of 50 mm.

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to move across the area this evening through tonight. Plenty of moisture in the atmosphere will ensure that the rain will be heavy at times, with locally heavy rainfall accumulations likely.

Rainfall warnings may be required for portions of the area later today.

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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