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April 11, 2018
Storm spotter training with Geoff Coulson

CANWARN training session offers tips to outdoor enthusiasts on how to spot dangerous weather patterns

A free storm spotter training session is being offered this spring to Oxford County residents by Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Geoff Coulson. Through Coulson’s CANWARN training residents will learn how to recognize dangerous weather, how to identify various cloud formations, how to report concerning weather patterns to Environment Canada and tips on how to stay safe in dangerous weather.

The training session will be held:
        Tuesday, April 24
        7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
        Innerkip Community Centre
        695566 17th Line, Innerkip

This session is beneficial to anyone who spends time outdoors, including athletic coaches, referees and umpires, camp counsellors, lifeguards, boaters and hikers. Meteorological expert Geoff Coulson will be able to answer all weather-related questions and provide attendees with first-hand knowledge and guidance.

There are a limited number of seats for this event, so attendees are asked to register.

About Geoff Coulson

Geoff Coulson is a meteorologist with Environment Canada with over 30 years of experience. He has been involved in weather forecasting, training, software development and outreach activities. For the last 14 years, Geoff has been a Warning Preparedness Meteorologist providing weather information to all levels of government, the media and the private sector. He also manages the CANWARN storm spotter program in Ontario and sits on the Provincial Flood Forecasting and Warning Committee.


CANWARN is a volunteer organization of storm spotters who report severe weather to Environment Canada. These volunteers confirm on the ground what satellites and radars see in the atmosphere. This includes lightning, hail, cumulonimbus clouds and funnel clouds.


Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3529 |  

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