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Funnel clouds possible across the region, warns Environment Canada

Funnel clouds reported near Barrie early this afternoon
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Weather advisory in effect for:
    •    Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
    •    Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
    •    Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago
    •    Innisfil - New Tecumseth - Angus

Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today.

A few showers have developed over the area. There have been a few reports of a funnel cloud near Barrie early this afternoon. A few more funnel clouds may be spotted across the region this afternoon along with isolated showers and a possible brief thunderstorm.

These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.

Treat any funnel cloud sighting seriously. Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter. These funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.

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.

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