Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

Sarnia Police warning the community about overflowing streams and ditches

Sarnia Police Service

When it rains, it pours – figuratively and literally. Sarnia Police are reminding the community to be extra cautious at this time of year and especially this past week with all the rain fall, as area ditches, ponds and streams are, at times, over flowing with water. Bank edges become slippery and unstable and people […]

Weather forces Hadfield to take rain check on photo from space

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It wasn't an issue with the number of lights glowing on Friday night as Chris Hadfield and the International Space Station flew overhead. What forced Hadfield to take a "rain check" on taking the shot was cloud cover (anyone around on Friday would understand exactly why). Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, whose office received a call […]

Snow heading our way . . .


Environment Canada says a significant snowstorm is headed our way. An Alberta clipper currently tracking southeastward through the Dakotas is expected to track across the U.S. midwest tonight and Thursday then track just south of Lake Erie on Friday. This clipper may intensify into a winter storm as it approaches Southern Ontario. Snow ahead of […]

Storm damage throughout Sarnia evidenced in downed trees

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One example of the widespread damage from high winds Monday evening came courtesy of contributor Colin Graf, who took this photo of Sarnia resident Jeff Lacroix with with his nephew Mathieu standing by what was formerly a very intact minivan. Having seen pictures of the vehicle, which was crushed by a fallen tree on […]

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect tonight

Severe thunderstorm and torrential rain warning issued for Sarnia-Lambton

Environment Canada said severe thunderstorms are possible today into the evening for Sarnia, Petrolia and most of western Lambton County. There is also apparently the potential for the development of severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall. A hot and humid air mass across Southern Ontario has the potential to produce scattered […]

Lambton Community Health issued 3rd ‘Heat Alert’ of summer

Heat Alert advisory in effect

Lambton Community Health issued the third record-breaking “Heat Alert” of the summer today. This most recent alert is expected to remain in effect at least until Saturday when temperatures are expected to ease. The heat alert is due to a combination of high temperatures and humidity that will affect Sarnia-Lambton over the next few days. […]

Environment Canada has renewed severe thunderstorm, hail and torrential rain warnings for Sarnia-Lambton

Severe thunderstorm and torrential rain warning issued for Sarnia-Lambton

Environment Canada has issued an alert warning that conditions are favourable in Lambton County for severe thunderstorms to redevelop over the areas today. The main threats are torrential downpours, hail up to toonie size and intense lightning. This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds or heavy […]

Local forecast today bright and sunny, nearing record set two years ago

  Nobody's complaining today about the weather. Today's local weather forecast high temperature 14 Celsius is on the cusp of closing in on a record set in 2010 of 16.5 Celsius. The normal high for today is 5 Celsius. Environment Canada has predicted higher than normal temperatures for the next week.

Environment Canada warns windy weather across Ontario to continue through weekend

Environment Canada issued a revised warning today about high winds and storm systems moving through the province and passing through our region. Another Colorado low has its sights set on Ontario with a messy mix in store, along with strong winds. Depending on where you are in Ontario this weekend, a rapidly-intensifying system could bring […]

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Sarnia-Lambton

A cold front associated with a developing storm system is forecast to move across Southern Ontario tonight. Very strong southwest winds of 60 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h are likely in the wake of this front. Even stronger winds are possible in exposed areas along the shores of the Great Lakes, where sustained winds […]