Posted 143 days ago – Environment Canada
Severe thunderstorms have weakened or moved out of the area.
Excerpted from getprepared.gc.ca Before:
- Before a severe thunderstorm, unplug radios and televisions - listen for weather updates on your battery-powered radio.
- Follow instructions for what to do before a severe storm
- During thunderstorms, you should also stay away from items that conduct electricity, such as telephones, appliances, sinks, bathtubs, radiators and metal pipes.
- Do not go out to rescue the laundry on the clothesline because it may conduct electricity.
- If you are outdoors when a thunderstorm hits, take shelter immediately, preferably in a building but, failing this, in a depressed area such as a ditch, culvert or cave. Never go under a tree.
- Follow instructions for what to do during a severe storm
What is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning?
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued when there is evidence based on radar , satellite pictures, or from a reliable spotter that any one or more of the following three weather conditions is imminent or occurring:
- Wind gusts of 90 km/h or greater, which could cause structural wind damage;
- Hail of two centimeters (cm) or larger in diameter; or
- Heavy rainfall, as per rainfall criteria, excluding those for winter and during thaw (see above).