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Thunderstorm watch issued for Collingwood

Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that can produce strong wind gusts and large hail
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale

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

Hazards:
Nickel to ping pong ball size hail.
Wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h.

Timing:
Through this afternoon.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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