1:46 PM EDT Wednesday 13 June 2018
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Haliburton – Minden – Southern Haliburton County
  • Oxtongue Lake – Fort Irwin – Northern Haliburton County

At 1:46 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts and up to nickel size hail.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from 14 kilometres northeast of South River to 10 kilometres south of MacTier to 10 kilometres northeast of Blyth, moving east at 70 km/h.

Communities in the path include:
Mount Forest, Orangeville, New Tecumseth, Barrie, Orillia, Listowel, Durham, Elmira, Arthur, Dundalk, Fergus, Grand Valley, Collingwood, Shelburne, Erin, Midland, Caledon, Bradford, Innisfil and Gravenhurst.

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. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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 information:
http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.