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Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network (CANWARN)

Weather spotting and reporting program

CANWARN involves an active group of people that spot and report on severe weather. It was originally formed as a network of weather-trained ham radio operators across Ontario, and has since spread to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and into Atlantic Canada. The network now includes a growing team of other formally trained severe-weather spotters, from members of the Canadian Red Cross to government and provincial park staff.

CANWARN offers an active program for weather spotters, and augments its effectiveness and level of participation by providing occasional opportunities for them to meet, exchange slides, and share stories and training tips.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Environment Canada.