081  
WFCN13 CWTO 232254  
TORNADO WARNING  
FOR FAR NORTHERN ONTARIO  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 6:54 P.M. EDT TUESDAY 23 AUGUST 2016.  
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TORNADO WARNING FOR:  
PIKANGIKUM - POPLAR HILL - MACDOWELL.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
UPDATED OR ENDED BY 6:44 P.M. CDT.  
 
AT 5:54 P.M. CDT, ENVIRONMENT CANADA METEOROLOGISTS ARE TRACKING A  
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THAT IS POSSIBLY PRODUCING A TORNADO. DAMAGING  
WINDS, LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.  
 
DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUES TO INDICATE A POTENTIAL TORNADO NEAR THE  
NORTHEAST SHORELINE OF TROUT LAKE. IT IS MOVING EASTWARDS TOWARDS  
AREAS JUST SOUTHWEST OF BIRCH LAKE.  
 
THIS IS A DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. TAKE  
COVER IMMEDIATELY, IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES. IF YOU HEAR A  
ROARING SOUND OR SEE A FUNNEL CLOUD, SWIRLING DEBRIS NEAR THE  
GROUND, FLYING DEBRIS, OR ANY THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHING, TAKE  
SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. GO INDOORS TO A ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR, AWAY  
FROM OUTSIDE WALLS AND WINDOWS, SUCH AS A BASEMENT, BATHROOM,  
STAIRWELL OR INTERIOR CLOSET. LEAVE MOBILE HOMES, VEHICLES, TENTS,  
TRAILERS AND OTHER TEMPORARY OR FREE-STANDING SHELTER, AND MOVE TO A  
STRONG BUILDING IF YOU CAN. AS A LAST RESORT, LIE IN A LOW SPOT AND  
PROTECT YOUR HEAD FROM FLYING DEBRIS. LIGHTNING KILLS AND INJURES  
CANADIANS EVERY YEAR. REMEMBER, WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO  
INDOORS(EXCLAMATION MARK) TORNADO WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHEN IMMINENT  
OR OCCURRING THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY TO PRODUCE OR ARE PRODUCING  
TORNADOES. 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  
STORM.ONTARIO(AT)EC.GC.CA OR TWEET REPORTS TO (HASH)ONSTORM. FOR  
MORE INFORMATION:  
HTTP://WWW.EMERGENCYMANAGEMENTONTARIO.CA/ENGLISH/BEPREPARED/BEPREPARED.HTML.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
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