WC under severe thunderstorm watch Aug. 10

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for West Carleton and area, and the first of strengthening thunderstorms have already arrived in Dunrobin.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain,” Environment and Climate Change Canada released in a statement today (Aug. 10). “A line of thunderstorms is expected to continue tracking east today while strengthening.”

Environment Canada says Toonie size hail, wind gusts near 90 kilometres per hour; and heavy rainfall amounts approaching 40 millimetres are possible.

Environment Canada says the alert will be in affect from noon into this evening.

Ottawa Weather Records historian and forecaster Rolf Campbell says those storms have already arrived in Dunrobin.

“The first round of thunderstorms for the day is quickly approaching,” Campbell released in a statement today (Aug. 10). “Hitting areas of Dunrobin already, and should spread across the rest of the city over the next two hours.”

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