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4:43 AM EDT Tuesday 11 August 2020
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Fort William - Shawville area
  • Rapides-des-Joachims area

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, large hail and downpour this afternoon and evening.
Boaters may be surprised by strong wind gusts over bodies of water.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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 QCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #QCStorm.

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