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Here is a national map that tells you which provinces and territories have a current or recent
Environment Canada weather warning
If your province is red, there is a warning somewhere within it. Yellow stands for a current watch. Green means there was one of either recently but not anymore.
Now, if you click on an active province, you see a couple dozen or so small regions and only some of those will be coloured. Select one to get details for the area. It tells you
- the type of warning or watch, maybe
or wind warning
- when it was issued
- some meteorological and
details, and possibly
- a timeframe for updates.
Nuances in your Environment Canada weather report
What is an Environment Canada weather warning? And the difference between a watch and a warning? A watch is a declaration that something severe is happening
or immanent. It tells you if your city, county or district will be affected, but can't speak about your precise location. The lead time is quite short, sometimes less than an hour.
An weather watch, on the other hand, is a special weather forecast in Canada, a part of the weather report notifying the public that
has a good chance of developing in the area. Keep a watchful eye on the radio (?).
What, then, is a weather advisory? It means that unusual or bothersome weather is occurring or
about to occur,
but it is not severe. An example might be a strong temperature drop.
A Special Weather Statement is a description of storm conditions within a region, usually within a
context. They tell you the expected temperatures, winds and so forth.
AIRMETs, SIGMETs, and PIREPs are
describing turbulence, icing and other things affecting aircraft. Airmen's Meteorology Reports, AIRMETs, warns VFR pilots of troublesome weather. SIGMETs stands for Significant Meteorology Information. It gives all aircraft a heads-up of hazardous conditions. Pilots send PIREPs, short for pilot reports, describing airborne weather observations.
NAV Canada website
makes a great source for Canadian aviation weather information. Use the aviation weather link on the Environment Canada weather map page.
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