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Update: Severe thunderstorm warning called off

Looks like the worst of the storm will miss Greater Sudbury
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Updated: July 7 at 8:25 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning that was issued for Greater Sudbury and vicinity at around 7:15 p.m. has ended.

Environment Canada ended the warning at 8:15 p.m.

 

Original story:

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

The severe thunderstorm is moving southeastward through Sudbury over the next hour. Wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected.

"Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors," said Environment Canada in their weather alert.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more informatio visit: www.emergencymanagementontario.ca.




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