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DarkSky
02-16-2010, 07:41 PM
Strong thunderstorm passes through north St. Kitts
At first it started getting dark slowly so I figured it was just another rain storm with the odd rumble of thunder, then the inside of the house went dark so I went to look and there were some VERY low clouds rolling through just to the north. Massive shear - you could see the low clouds in front moving along 3X as fast as the ones just behind them. Weak thunder/lightning, moderate winds, but when the rain picked up it was very strong downpours for about 5-10 minutes during the peak. <hr> Click thumbnails for full sized images:
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<hr> WWCN11 CWTO 052228
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 6:28 PM EDT SATURDAY 5 JULY 2003.
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WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR:
NIAGARA.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH DAMAGING WINDS..INTENSE LIGHTNING AND
BRIEF TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS ARE POSSIBLE EARLY EVENING.
THIS IS AN ALERT TO THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.
MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.
IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES TAKE IMMEDIATE SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS.
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WATCHES/WARNINGS ENDED FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ENDED FOR:
DUNNVILLE - CALEDONIA - HALDIMAND
CITY OF HAMILTON.
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==DISCUSSION==
A LINE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS CURRENTLY STRETCHES
FROM GRIMSBY TO PORT COLBORNE. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS COULD BE
POTENTIALLY SEVERE GIVING WIND GUSTS TO 100 KM/H..HEAVY DOWNPOURS
AND LARGE HAIL. THE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH
EARLY THIS EVENING AS THE LINE WEAKENS AND MOVES OUT OF THE REGIONS.
PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST PUBLIC FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.