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Author Topic: CANWARN Resources from Environment Canada  (Read 18812 times)
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« on: August 08, 2011, 04:07:48 PM »

- Weather Resources –
Storm Spotter Website

(SKYWARN spotter guides…American equivalent to CANWARN)

Lightning  Information and Safety




More Internet Weather sites
Environment Canada’s Weather website: http://weatheroffice.gc.ca

Weatheradio Information:  http://ec.gc.ca/weatheradio

Types of Weather Alerts in Canada:

USAToday – Guide to the Basics of the Atmosphere –

Jetstream – Online Weather School    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/

WW2010 – Online Meteorology Course    http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/home.rxml
The Ohio State University (OSU)  Current and Forecast Weather Information -  http://asp1.sbs.ohio-state.edu/   

Unisys Weather – Current and Forecast Weather Information

Weather Underground  Current and Forecast Weather Information http://www.weatherunderground.com/

Intellicast  Current and Forecast Weather Information    http://www.intellicast.com/

Meteorology Today 8th Ed. C.D Ahrens ISBN-10: 0-495-01162-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-495-01162-0 © 2007

The USA Today Weather Book: An Easy-To-Understand Guide to the USA’s Weather, by Jack Williams, Vintage Publishing

The Weather Handbook, by Alan Watts,   ISBN 0-924486-76-7 Sheridan House Publishing

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather, by David Ludlum, Knopf Publishing 

Practical Weather Forecasting by Frank Mitchell, Christie Barron’s Publishing

Guide to Weather Forecasting: All the Information You’ll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast, by Storm Dunlop, Firefly Books

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 04:18:03 PM »

I have removed the contact info as per CANWARN policy. Refer to the info on your ID cards. The attached PDF is a printable reference sheet.                                         
Reporting Tip Sheet
How to Report
-       Amateur radio network (if applicable)
-   By phone at 1-800-***-****
-   Email at ********

What Your Report Should Contain
-   Who – your name, CANWARN ID, contact number
-   Where – your location and approx. location of what you are reporting
-   What – describe what are witnessing/what you witnessed
-   When – time of occurrence of event and duration
-   Movement – where phenomenon came from and where it is going

What to Report – Spring/Summer
-   Hail (use coins to describe size…dime, nickel, quarter, loonie for larger hail…golf ball etc..)
-   Heavy rain that has resulted in local flooding
-   Damaging winds (damage from tree branches down to more significant tree or structural damage)
-   Large scale rotation in a thunderstorm
-   Wall Cloud
-   Funnel Cloud
-   Waterspout
-   Tornado
-   Dense fog – visibility less than 1 km

Note: if unsure of rotation or presence of wall cloud or funnel cloud…watch area for a few minutes if safe to do so to verify situation

What to Report – Fall/Winter
-   Dense fog – visibility less than 1 km
-   Any occurrence of freezing rain or freezing drizzle
-   Heavily accumulation snow (2 or more cm/hr)
-   Whiteout conditions in snow/blowing snow (visibility near zero)
-   Rapid freezing of water on road surfaces
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