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Weather Alerts for: Edmundston and Madawaska County

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for:
  • Edmundston and Madawaska County

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain. Potential rainfall rates: 25 mm per hour or higher in thunderstorms. Potential wind gusts: 70 to 90 km/h in thunderstorms. Locations: Northern, central, and western New Brunswick. Time span: this afternoon until this evening. Remarks: A cold front is forecast to sweep across the province this afternoon, bringing the threat of severe thunderstorms. These storms will cross the border from Maine this afternoon as they move east into central New Brunswick by this evening. The main threats with these storms will be locally heavy downpours, very strong wind gusts, and pea sized hail. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NBstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NBStorm.

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