It is the time of year where we need to turn our attention to the renewed possibility of extended stretches of true spring-like weather. Along with milder temperatures and longer days will come the increased chance of severe thunderstorms in Ontario, therefore, the Emergency Management Division in conjunction with Environment Canada is once again offering CanWarn Storm Spotter Training free of charge.
CanWarn is a group of volunteers across Ontario who provide real-time observations of severe weather to Environment Canada’s Ontario Storm Prediction Centre in Toronto. These observations play an integral role in the severe weather watch and warning program. This information can also be instrumental in providing longer lead times on severe events that allow communities more time to better prepare themselves. The reports in the last year have continued to provide valuable “on-the-ground” information to the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre. This also represents CANWARN’s 25th year in Ontario. It all began in Windsor back in 1987 and the program has grown significantly in the last number of years.
The training is provided by Geoff Coulson, Environment Canada. Please RSVP Geoff Coulson at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you plan on attending. I would also ask that you copy me on the e-mail sent to Geoff so I can update our records.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Peterborough Public Library - Basement Auditorium – 345 Aylmer St. North
Thanking you in advance for your participation.
Have a great day!