Wind Warning for: St. Thomas – Aylmer – Eastern Elgin County



Severe winds of 60 gusting up to 100 km/h beginning this evening. This is a warning that potentially hazardous winds are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated statements.

Recommended Action


Post tropical storm Sandy has come ashore near Atlantic City in Southern New Jersey this evening and will continue to follow an unusual track northwest into Central Pennsylvania by Tuesday afternoon. Over parts of Southern Ontario, north to northeast winds associated with this storm are intensifying as expected, with sustained winds of 60 km/h and gusts at times to 90 likely overnight into Tuesday morning. Winds may be even stronger in the Niagara and Sarnia regions, as well as over areas of higher terrain, where gusts over 100 km/h are possible. Winds of this strength can break tree limbs and even knock over weak or shallow rooted trees. Some power outages are likely should any limbs or trees fall across power lines. There already have been reports of downed tree limbs and power outages in a few areas. Motorists should exercise caution as very strong and gusty winds blowing across highways may result in very difficult driving conditions. The winds will begin to ease below warning criteria by late Tuesday morning.

Refer to your local public forecast for further details.

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