Update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch ENDED June 3rd 2020

Environment Canada has ended a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Brantford and the County of Brant as well as many of the surrounding areas for the morning of Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020. Though it still remains in effect for areas to the East including Hamilton, Halton, and the Niagara Region.

The Watch reads;

“Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. 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.”

A watch is not a warning, though it is an indication that chances of the event occurring are better than when a special weather statement is issued. Be conscious that such storms can come quickly and be prepared to respond accordingly should a storm arise.

If the situation is upgraded to a warning this post will be updated.

Information and Image from Environment Canada.

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