WHAT IS CANWARN?

CANWARN (CANadian Weather Amateur Radio Network) is a network of volunteer Ham Radio Operators who observe and report both winter and summer severe weather conditions. Reports are passed on via amateur radio to a net controller at the Environment Canada Weather Centre in Fredericton. This information is then passed directly to the forecasters for incorporation into the forecast.

Similar networks have been operating in Southern Ontario and throughout the United States (SKYWARN) for the past several years.

CANWARN New Brunswick was implemented in January 1994 and has proven to be a very successful way of getting vital information to the Weather Office in a timely fashion.

Clubs taking part in the net are:

Fredericton
Woodstock
Calais / St. Stephen
Moncton
Saint John

 

 


 

PURPOSE OF CANWARN

To Supplement the Network of Regular Weather Observing Sites Across the Province of New Brunswick During Severe Weather Conditions

Objective is to Have a Better Idea of the Evolution of Winter and Summer Severe Weather Storms so that More Accurate Forecasts can be Made and Lives and Property Protected

 


 

Want to Know More About CANWARN ?
Just Click on the Topics Below:

 Weather Observing

CANWARN New Brunswick Operating Procedures

Weather Net Codes

Wind Scales

 


 

SOME WEATHER LINKS
Environment Canada’s “Weather Office” website.
The Weather Network – Canada’s 24hr Weather Channel.
SKYWARN: The US equivalent to CANWARN.
NOAA National Weather Service (USA)
Keith Brewsters (N0IAW) Skywarn Spotter training page