Severe thunderstorm warning ended for Barrie, Collingwood, Hillsdale, Ont.

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Environment Canada said its meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm in the Barrie area that is capable of bringing heavy rain. (Chris Young/Canadian Press - image credit)
Environment Canada said its meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm in the Barrie area that is capable of bringing heavy rain. (Chris Young/Canadian Press - image credit)

A severe thunderstorm warning for the Ontario municipalities of Barrie, Collingwood and Hillsdale has ended.

Environment Canada had said its meteorologists were tracking a severe thunderstorm in the area that was capable of bringing heavy rain.

The warning, which initially was a tornado warning issued at 3:15 p.m., was downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning at 3:32 p.m. on Wednesday. It ended at 4:43 p.m.

Environment Canada says it issues severe thunderstorm warnings when thunderstorms are likely to produce one or more of the following: large hail, or damaging winds, or torrential rainfall.

On July 15, 2021, an EF-2 tornado hit Barrie, injuring at least 10 people and damaging 71 homes. The tornado had wind speeds of 210 km/hr and left a 12 kilometre path of destruction.

 

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