TORONTO – Environment Canada has ended a tornado warning for the St. Catharines area.
A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was tracking northeast of Fenwick at 40 km/h. Residents in the area were urged to take cover.
The weather office issued the warning at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday night.
The tornado warning was downgraded to a severe thunderstorm watch just after 11:30 p.m.
Tornadoes at night are extremely dangerous as they cannot be seen.
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Strong winds would likely precede the tornado, as well as large hail and a roaring sound.
Always make sure you’re aware of the weather around you. If threatening weather approaches, such as strong winds, take cover. The basement is the safest place in a house. For apartments or condos, make sure you put as many walls between you and the outside as you can.
A tornado watch is issued when conditions are favourable for severe weather. A warning is when hazardous weather is imminent or occurring.
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