Enviroment Canada Spotter Program

Geoff Boyle

I don't know if you already apart of one. But, for the Canadian weather enthusiasts, there are a couple of severe weather spotter programs set up by the government that we can participate in. According to Environment Canada, the success of their tornado alerts is accredited to the first hand reports from emergency personnel and weather spotters.
Most the learning I've done is through the program itself. It's easy to get the hang of, and is a great starting point for beginners.

Depending on what province you’re from, there are 3 programs to choose from:

CANWARN - http://www.marc.on.ca/canwarn.html

ALTAWATCH - http://www.raes.ab.ca/abwatch.html

Severe Weather Spotters - Contact your local Environment Canada weather office
I will be attending one of the bigger CANWARN sessions in Ontario, at the EC Headquarters in Toronto. Afterwards, several chasers will get together for a little gathering.

May 7 8:30 AM

Auditorium - Meteorological Service of Canada – Headquarters – 4905 Dufferin St., Downsview, Ontario