Site update – July 10

During the windstorm in June, we sustained some significant damage to the antenna system at the RPT site in Uxbridge. At this time, the site is off-air, and planning is underway to restore the system, however this will take some time. We thank our members for their patience as we get things back on the air. The VE3TWR repeaters are unaffected and remain in 24/7 operation.

CANWARN Storm Spotter Training Announcement no. 4

My thanks to the hundreds that have already attended CANWARN training sessions across southern Ontario. The session in Whitby for this evening has been sold out for some time, a testament to the interest in the program in that area and the promotion done by Durham Region staff. The Uxbridge session next week on May 8th now has an Eventbrite site for registration and you can find it below. In addition, a training session has been added for the afternoon of May 28 in Brampton, more details and the site to RSVP to can be found below.

My thanks also to one of our summer students who has diligently added all of the new members to the CANWARN database. As I mentioned to the many who have attended a session already, please find attached a list of useful websites and books to help reinforce the material covered during the training. (see below)

Due to a bit of a staff crunch this summer, there won’t be any training sessions in northwestern Ontario this year. However, we plan to be back to the Northwest next spring.

As mentioned in previous announcements, if you don’t find specific RSVP instructions at the venue you are interested in below then please RSVP to me at geoff.coulson@canada.ca
Please find following the list of the remaining training sessions.

May 5 – Toronto – 9 AM – Environment and Climate Change Canada Headquarters, 4905 Dufferin St
May 8 – Uxbridge – 7 PM – Uxbridge Arena and Recreation Centre – 291 Brock St. W, Uxbridge. RSVP to
at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/can-warn-storm-spotter-training-tickets-45029288815?aff=es2
May 9 – Kitchener-Waterloo – 7 PM – Forbes Room, RIM Park, 2001 University Ave. E, Waterloo
May 10 – Mallorytown – 6:30 PM – Mallorytown Community Hall, 76 County Road 5 South, Mallorytown
May 12 – Haliburton County/Irondale – 9:30 AM – Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre, 1551 Bark Lake Drive, Irondale.
RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-43941510240
May 14 – Iroquois – 6:30 PM – Iroquois Legion, 24 Dundas St., Iroquois
May 14 – Peterborough – 7 PM – Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club, 577 McDonnel Street
May 15 – Dufferin County/Orangeville – 7 PM – Dufferin County Courthouse, 55 Zina Street, Orangeville
May 15 – Ottawa – 6:30 PM - City of Ottawa Archives Building 100 Tallwood Drive
May 16 – Oakville – 7 PM – Glenorchy-Dakota Room, Halton Regional Headquarters, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
May 17 – Hamilton/Stoney Creek – 6:30 PM – Stoney Creek City Hall, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
May 22 – Essex County/Essex – 7 PM – Shaheen Room at the Essex Centre Sports Complex – 60 Fairview Ave W, Essex
May 23 – Sudbury/Azilda – 6:30 PM – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda
May 24 – Temiskaming Shores/New Liskeard – 6:30 PM – Riverside Place, 55 Riverside Drive, New Liskeard
May 26 – Belleville – 9:30 AM – 3rd floor Conference Room, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville
May 28 – Brampton – 1 PM – Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton RSVP to http://www.brampton.ca/sites/Rose-Theatre/en/Events-And-Tickets/Pages/ShowDetails.aspx?ShowID=1382&ShowDate=05/28/2018
June 11 – Kingston – 6:30 PM – Calvin Park Public Library, 88 Wright Cr.

Geoff Coulson

Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Meteorological Serviceof Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada

Geoff.coulson@canada.ca/ Tel: 416 739-4466

Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes, Servicemétéorologique du Canada

Environnement et Changement climatique Canada / Gouvernementdu Canada

Geoff.coulson@canada.ca/ Tél: 416 739-4466

- Weather Resources –

Storm Spotter Websites

Lightning Information and Safety

More Internet Weather sites

Smartphone Apps

Books

CANWARN Training Spring 2018 Announcement no. 3

Folks, the first training session was successfully done in Sarnia last Thursday. There was a good crowd of around 70 in attendance. There have been a number of changes/additions to the remaining training schedule and all of the details can be found below. To point out these changes here is a quick rundown. A training session has been added in Innerkip in Oxford County on April 24th. An Eventbrite registration site is now in place for those interested in the session in Stratford on April 30th. The session in Whitby on May 3rd will now take place starting at 7:30 PM not 7 PM as originally noted. In addition, there is specific registration information for this session now available. The session originally scheduled for Markham on May 8th will now take place in Uxbridge. The session in Kingston originally scheduled for May 15 will now take place on June 11. A session has been added in the Ottawa area on May 15.

As mentioned previously, if you don’t find specific RSVP instructions at the venue you are interested in below then please RSVP to me at geoff.coulson@canada.ca

April 10 – Grey County/Owen Sound – 6:30 PM – Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-42246874539
April 18 - London – 7 PM – Room T1003, Building T, Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, London
April 23 – Simcoe County/Midhurst – 7 PM – County of Simcoe Admin Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst. RSVP to https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/simcoe/Activity_Search/82
April 24 – Oxford County/Innerkip – 7 PM – Innerkip Community Centre, 695566 17th line, Innerkip
April 25 – Huron County/Clinton – 7 PM – Clinton Town Hall, 23 Albert St, Clinton
April 26 – Niagara Region/Thorold – 7 PM – Niagara Region Headquarters, Council Chambers, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
April 30 – Perth County/Stratford – 7 PM – Perth County Paramedic Headquarters, 480 Douro St, Stratford RSVP to : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-severe-weather-training-tickets-42949852164
May 3 – Durham Region/Whitby – 7:30 PM - Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre St S, Whitby...course available to Whitby residents only initially. RSVP to http://durhamstormspotter.eventbrite.com or by calling 1-800-372-1102 ext. 2792
May 5 – Toronto – 9 AM – Environment and Climate Change Canada Headquarters, 4905 Dufferin St
May 8 – Uxbridge – 7 PM – Uxbridge Arena and Recreation Centre – 291 Brock St. W
May 9 – Kitchener-Waterloo – 7 PM – Forbes Room, RIM Park, 2001 University Ave. E, Waterloo
May 10 – Mallorytown – 6:30 PM – Mallorytown Community Hall, 76 County Road 5 South, Mallorytown
May 12 – Haliburton County/Irondale – 9:30 AM – Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre, 1551 Bark Lake Drive, Irondale.
RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-43941510240
May 14 – Iroquois – 6:30 PM – Iroquois Legion, 24 Dundas St., Iroquois
May 14 – Peterborough – 7 PM – Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club, 577 McDonnel Street
May 15 – Dufferin County/Orangeville – 7 PM – Dufferin County Courthouse, 55 Zina Street, Orangeville
May 15 – Ottawa – 6:30 PM - City of Ottawa Archives Building 100 Tallwood Drive
May 16 – Oakville – 7 PM – Glenorchy-Dakota Room, Halton Regional Headquarters, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
May 17 – Hamilton/Stoney Creek – 6:30 PM – Stoney Creek City Hall, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
May 22 – Essex County/Essex – 7 PM – Shaheen Room at the Essex Centre Sports Complex – 60 Fairview Ave W, Essex
May 23 – Sudbury/Azilda – 6:30 PM – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda
May 24 – Temiskaming Shores/New Liskeard – 6:30 PM – Riverside Place, 55 Riverside Drive, New Liskeard
May 26 – Belleville – 9:30 AM – 3rd floor Conference Room, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville
June 11 – Kingston – 6:30 PM – Calvin Park Public Library, 88 Wright Cr.

Geoff Coulson

Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Meteorological Serviceof Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada
Geoff.coulson@canada.ca/ Tel: 416 739-4466

Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes, Servicemétéorologique du Canada
Environnement et Changement climatique Canada / Gouvernementdu Canada
Geoff.coulson@canada.ca/ Tél: 416 739-4466

CANWARN Training Announcement No. 2

Folks, please find following the updated list of CANWARN training sessions for this spring. The following changes and additions have been made...there is now a website to register for the session in Midhurst in Simcoe County on April 23rd provided by the County. The session in Essex County has been confirmed. It will take place on Tuesday, May 22nd in the Town of Essex at the Essex Centre Sports Complex. The session in Durham Region has been confirmed for May 3rd in Whitby. As this session is being organized by Durham Region, they have asked that it initially be open only to residents of Whitby. The registration will be opened more widely depending on the initial response. Sessions have also now been confirmed for Mallorytown, Iroquois and Kingston. The venue for the Kingston session will be confirmed shortly.

As noted in the previous training announcement, if you don’t see specific instructions on how to RSVP at the session you are interested in, please RSVP to me at geoff.coulson@canada.ca. As also noted in the previous announcement, please ensure to check the start time of your session. Some evening sessions begin at 6:30 PM, others at 7 PM. Some weekend sessions begin at 9 AM and others at 9:30 AM.

My thanks to those of you who have registered already, the numbers are growing at many sessions. By all accounts this is shaping up to be another successful training season for the CANWARN program. The program’s strength is in its membership and based on that, CANWARN continues to be a very vibrant program.

More details on sessions that don’t currently have a venue and more info on additional sessions will be provided in coming updates.

My thanks again to all of you for being a part of this program and for those of you who will be joining it in the coming months.

April 5 – Sarnia – 7 PM - Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St. Point Edward, RSVP to Bill Hoad at billhoad00@gmail.com
April 10 – Grey County/Owen Sound – 6:30 PM – Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-42246874539
April 18 - London – 7 PM – Room T1003, Building T, Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, London
April 23 – Simcoe County/Midhurst – 7 PM – County of Simcoe Admin Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst. RSVP to https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/simcoe/Activity_Search/82
April 25 – Huron County/Clinton – 7 PM – Clinton Town Hall, 23 Albert St, Clinton
April 26 – Niagara Region/Thorold – 7 PM – Niagara Region Headquarters, Council Chambers, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
April 30 – Perth County/Stratford – 7 PM – Perth County Paramedic Headquarters, 480 Douro St, Stratford
May 3 – Durham Region/Whitby – 7 PM - Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre St S, Whitby...course available to Whitby residents only initially
May 5 – Toronto – 9 AM – Environment and Climate Change Canada Headquarters, 4905 Dufferin St
May 8 – Markham – 7 PM – venue to be determined
May 9 – Kitchener-Waterloo – 7 PM – Forbes Room, RIM Park, 2001 University Ave. E, Waterloo
May 10 – Mallorytown – 6:30 PM – Mallorytown Community Hall, 76 County Road 5 South, Mallorytown
May 12 – Haliburton County/Irondale – 9:30 AM – Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre, 1551 Bark Lake Drive, Irondale.
RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-43941510240
May 14 – Iroquois – 6:30 PM – Iroquois Legion, 24 Dundas St., Iroquois
May 14 – Peterborough – 7 PM – Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club, 577 McDonnel Street
May 15 – Kingston – 6:30 PM – Location to be announced
May 15 – Dufferin County/Orangeville – 7 PM – Dufferin County Courthouse, 55 Zina Street, Orangeville
May 16 – Oakville – 7 PM – Glenorchy-Dakota Room, Halton Regional Headquarters, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
May 17 – Hamilton/Stoney Creek – 6:30 PM – Stoney Creek City Hall, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
May 22 – Essex County/Essex – 7 PM – Shaheen Room at the Essex Centre Sports Complex – 60 Fairview Ave W, Essex
May 23 – Sudbury/Azilda – 6:30 PM – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda
May 24 – Temiskaming Shores/New Liskeard – 6:30 PM – Riverside Place, 55 Riverside Drive, New Liskeard
May 26 – Belleville – 9:30 AM – 3rd floor Conference Room, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville
Geoff Coulson

Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Meteorological Serviceof Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada
Geoff.coulson@canada.ca/ Tel: 416 739-4466

Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes, Servicemétéorologique du Canada
Environnement et Changement climatique Canada / Gouvernementdu Canada
Geoff.coulson@canada.ca/ Tél: 416 739-4466

Canwarn Spring 2018 Announcement no. 1

Folks, another year has flown by and it is once again time to be thinking about severe thunderstorms and CANWARN storm spotter training. A number of venues have been confirmed already, some are still in the process of being confirmed but I thought it would be worthwhile to advertise what is known as of March 9, 2018.
As always your membership in this program is greatly appreciated by the forecasters in the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre. While social media can light up during severe weather events, the forecasters need to do a fair amount of legwork to verify these reports. Reports received through social media, the spotter phone line or email that are from identified CANWARN members allow forecasters to utilize the information received much more quickly and with a greater degree of confidence.
I once again look forward to seeing many of you at one of the upcoming training sessions and also look forward to meeting new volunteers that have learned about the program and want to become a part of it.
So, without further delay, please find following the current list of training dates/venues. Please note that some evening training sessions begin at 6:30 PM, others at 7 PM and some morning sessions begin at 9 AM while others at 9:30 AM. This list will be updated regularly in the coming weeks as other venues are confirmed. The training dates in northwestern Ontario are still to be decided and I’ll confirm them in the coming weeks. Some of the venues below will have specific people/websites to RSVP to…if no specific RSVP instructions are there, please feel free to RSVP directly to me at geoff.coulson@canada.ca

  • Essex County/Chatham-Kent – date/venue to be determined
  • April 5 – Sarnia – 7 PM - Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St. Point Edward, RSVP to Bill Hoad at billhoad00@gmail.com
  • April 10 – Grey County/Owen Sound – 6:30 PM – Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-42246874539
  • April 18 - London – 7 PM – Room T1003, Building T, Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, London
  • April 23 – Simcoe County/Midhurst – 7 PM – County of Simcoe Admin Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst
  • April 25 – Huron County/Clinton – 7 PM – Clinton Town Hall, 23 Albert St, Clinton
  • April 26 – Niagara Region/Thorold – 7 PM – Niagara Region Headquarters, Council Chambers, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
  • April 30 – Perth County/Stratford – 7 PM – Perth County Paramedic Headquarters, 480 Douro St, Stratford
  • May 2 or 3 – Durham Region – date/venue to be determined
  • May 5 – Toronto – 9 AM – Environment and Climate Change Canada Headquarters, 4905 Dufferin St
  • May 8 – Markham – 7 PM – venue to be determined
  • May 9 – Kitchener-Waterloo – 7 PM – Forbes Room, RIM Park, 2001 University Ave. E, Waterloo
  • May 12 – Haliburton County/Irondale – 9:30 AM – Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre, 1551 Bark Lake Drive, Irondale.
    RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canwarn-storm-spotter-training-2018-tickets-43941510240
  • May 14 – Peterborough – 7 PM – Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club, 577 McDonnel Street
  • May 15 – Dufferin County/Orangeville – 7 PM – Dufferin County Courthouse, 55 Zina Street, Orangeville
  • May 16 – Oakville – 7 PM – Glenorchy-Dakota Room, Halton Regional Headquarters, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
  • May 17 – Hamilton/Stoney Creek – 6:30 PM – Stoney Creek City Hall, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
  • May 23 – Sudbury/Azilda – 6:30 PM – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda
  • May 24 – Temiskaming Shores/New Liskeard – 6:30 PM – Riverside Place, 55 Riverside Drive, New Liskeard
  • May 26 – Belleville – 9:30 AM – 3rd floor Conference Room, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist |
Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes
Ontario Region Client Services |
Service à la clientèle, Région de l'Ontario
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
4905 Dufferin St | 4905 rue Dufferin
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4

Geoff.Coulson@ec.gc.ca
Telephone | Téléphone 416-739-4466
Facsimile | Télécopieur 416-739-4603
Website | Site Web www.weather.gc.ca

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