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CANWARN Storm Spotter Training
Wed, 5 April 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Grey County is hosting an Environment Canada training session for amateur storm spotters. CANWARN Storm Spotters provide valuable, real‑time, on-the-ground information during severe weather. Environment Canada is looking to recruit new volunteers and refresh existing volunteers in the area.The training is free to attend and lasts about 2.5 hours. Only 280 seats are available. Register early to guarantee your seat.
CANWARN volunteers share local weather details with the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre. This information gives meteorologists a good sense of which storms may produce damaging weather like hail, flooding or even tornadoes, so Environment Canada can issue localized sever weather warnings.
Training will be led by Geoff Coulson, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist. Participants will learn about severe and non-severe thunderstorms, the types of damage they can produce, what to watch for in the sky and what to report to the Storm Prediction Centre.
Environment Canada holds a series of training sessions across the province each spring to refresh the knowledge of existing volunteers and to welcome new ones. The training is free to attend and lasts about 2.5 hours.
For more information about the training, contact Heddy Swigger at firstname.lastname@example.org.