Great opportunity and fantastic resources from Meteorological Service of Canada:


CANWARN StormspotterTraining June 11th

Sydenham St. United Church located at 82 Sydenham St. Kingston.

Start time at 6:30 PM

Send your RSVP and any questions to Geoff Coulson

Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Meteorological Service of Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada Tel: 416 739-4466


– Weather Resources –

Storm Spotter Websites

  • ECAlertMe – weather alert emails from EC
  • Alert Ready includes info on Wireless Public Alerting
  • SKYWARN spotter guides…American equivalent to CANWARN
  • NOAA Weather Spotters’ Field Guide
  • Weather glossary for storm spotters
  • Guide to snow measurement for winter reports

Lightning Information and Safety

  • Lightning danger map, safety, statistics, science, frequently asked questions
  • Canadian Lightning Danger Map – Ontario
  • Lightning Safety Tips and Resources – US National Weather Service

More Internet Weather sites

  • Environment Canada’s Weather website
  • Weatheradio Information
  • Types of Weather Alerts in Canada
  • National Weather Service
  • Jetstream – Online Weather School
  • WW2010 – Online Meteorology Course
  • The Ohio State University (OSU) Current and Forecast Weather Information
  • Weather Observations
  • Unisys Weather – Current and Forecast Weather Information
  • Weather Underground Current and Forecast Weather Information
  • Intellicast Current and Forecast Weather Information
  • Windy Forecast Weather Information
  • CoCoRaHS Volunteer Weather Observing Network
  • Winter Weather Conditions
  • Weatheradio Listeners’ Newsletter

Smartphone Apps

  • Météo – Canadian Weather – Apple/iOS app
  • WeatherEh- Apple/iOS
  • Radarscope – Apple/iOS and Google Play
  • Storm (from Weather Underground) – Apple/iOS app


  • Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate and the Environment – 2nd Canadian Edition – 2015 C.D Ahrens, Peter L. Jackson and Chris Jackson
  • The AMS Weather Book: An Easy-To-Understand Guide to the USA’s Weather -2009 Edition, by Jack Williams
  • The Weather Handbook: An Essential Guide to How Weather is Formed and Develops – 3rd Edition – 2015, by Alan Watts
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather, by David Ludlum, Knopf Publishing
  • Guide to Weather Forecasting: All the Information You’ll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast, by Storm Dunlop, Firefly Books