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Environment Canada says conditions for funnel clouds are 'favourable' in Toronto today

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Eric Wainwright Aug 01, 2016 7:58 am

Grab Toto and hold the f*ck on.

Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for the GTA citing that conditions for funnel clouds are ‘favourable’ today.

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The full warning, issued at 4:45 pm today, is as follows:

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

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.

Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ONStorm

We suggest you keep your eyes on the sky, and get inside if it looks like you could be soon taking a trip to Oz…

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Eric Wainwright
Eric is the Toronto City Editor for Daily Hive and previously the Editor-in-Chief at Notable.ca. He is highly educated. He knows words. He has the best words.

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