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Public Weather Alerts

New and Improved Alert Maps and Tables

The alert map displays all forecast regions in Canada, with coloured regions indicating those regions with alerts in effect. The new and improved alert maps and table now include the alert type “special weather statement” along with warnings and watches. The special weather statement will be identified on the maps by the dark grey colour, and will be listed in the table below the maps under the new header “statement”.

Figure 1. Sample alert map showing distribution of alerts. Please refer to tables below for map descriptions.
Figure 1. Sample Alert Map showing warnings and watches in Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Please refer to Tables 1 and 2 below for map descriptions.

 

The new and improved table below the alert maps lists all forecast regions with alerts in effect. Selection can now be made at the level of a province or territory, a region or an event name. Selecting a province or territory name will take the user to that province or territory alert page, which includes a table listing all regions with alerts in effect. This is the same as clicking on a province or territory on the National alert map. Selecting a region name will take the user to the top of the region alert page. Selecting the event name will take the user to the details for that event in that region’s alert page.

 

Table 1. This is an example summary table of public weather alerts across Canada.
(Please note, these alerts are not in real-time).
Locationred – warning Warningyellow – watch Watchdark grey – special statement Statement
Alberta
Bonnyville - St. Paul - Cold Lake - Lac la BicheSnowfallWinter StormSpecial Weather
Manitoba
Swan River - Duck Mountain - Porcupine Provincial Forest Winter StormSpecial Weather
Saskatchewan
Hudson Bay - Porcupine Plain  Special Weather
Kamsack - Canora - Preeceville  Special Weather
Meadow lake - Big River - Green Lake - Pierceland  Special Weather
Melfort - Tisdale - Nipawin - Carrot RiverSnowfall Special Weather
Prince Albert - Shellbrook - Spiritwood - Duck Lake  Special Weather

 

On the provincial or territorial map, the user can click on a region on the map and be taken to the alert listing page for that region. The alert listing page will give a summary, in chronological order, of all alerts in effect for that region.

 

Table 2. Colours used for different alert types
ColourMeaning
 red - warningRed: region with a weather warning in effect
 yellow – watchYellow: region with a watch in effect
 dark grey – special statementDark Grey: region with a special statement in effect
 light grey – no alertVery Light Grey: region with no alert in effect
 white - no forecast or alert serviceWhite: region with no forecast/alert service
 hurricane icon - Tropical Cyclone InformationHurricane icon: Tropical Cyclone statement