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Environment Canada advises of possible severe wind for Kingston area

Photo by Rubens Mittag.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Kingston and the area, advising of potential brief, severe wind gusts on Friday, Mar. 20, 2020.

The statement is in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas.

“A strong cold front will sweep across the regions late Friday morning and Friday afternoon. A band of scattered showers or thunderstorms is expected to develop just ahead of the front,” Environment Canada said in the statement. “The band will affect areas near Lake Simcoe in the late morning or around noon, then move rapidly eastward to reach eastern Ontario in the mid-afternoon.”

The national weather agency said that wind gusts near of in excess of 90 km/h will be possible in some areas, and that power outages are expected where high wind gusts occur.

“Given that the showers and thunderstorms are expected to be scattered, strong wind gusts will only affect some areas with low confidence as to the locales most likely to be affected,” the statement reads.

Kingstonist will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as new information becomes available.

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