1:55 PM EDT Friday 19 July 2019
Tornado warning in effect for:
- London - Parkhill - Eastern Middlesex County
At 1:55 p.m. EDT, 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.
This dangerous thunderstorm is located over London, moving southeast at 55 km/h.
Locations impacted include:
London, Dorchester and Nilestown.
This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.
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.
In monitoring severe weather the following terminology may be a useful guide.
- ADVISORY - Actual or expected weather conditions may cause inconvenience or concern but do not pose a serious threat.
- WATCH - Conditions are favourable for the development of severe weather.
- WARNING – Severe weather is occurring or is highly probable. Weather warnings may be issued from six to twelve hours in advance. Severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings are sometimes issued as little as one hour or less in advance. Weather warnings may be issued for thunderstorms, tornados, freezing rain, frost, wind, dust-storm, blizzards, heavy snowfall, winter storms, wind chill.
Western has a weather siren on campus, to warn community members of imminent severe weather or weather emergencies. When the siren sounds, everyone should seek shelter immediately.