ShieldsWeather has grown out of two decades of experience in a rapidly changing Canadian climate. Progressive strategies in Operational Meteorology are the cornerstones of our company and what makes us the first choice for weather services in this new era. Our CLIENT-FIRST approach to weather services insures that two-way communication gives you the information you need, when you need it. Our products and services are living entities that evolve and provide the end-user with the most current details on a moments notice.
Jerry Shields founded ShieldsWeather back in 2000 when he created the popular website SooWeather.com. From there he has continued to build his meteorological career with freelance forecasting work for the OPP, snow removal companies, lawyers and local media. He also is the lead for a team of government meteorologists that forecast high impact weather for emergency management. His educational background is in York University’s Earth and Atmospheric Science program as well as Mississippi State’s Operational Meteorology Diploma program. When Jerry isn’t chasing extreme weather near his home on St. Joseph Island you will often find him speaking to groups about the value of meteorologists over computer models in the forecasting of extreme high impact weather.
Daniel Liota is a graduate of York University with a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science, and Certificates in both Meteorology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing. As a student he served as a Research Assistant for a government agency in a project that was conducted to study lake breezes and their effects on local meteorological regimes in various locations of Southern Ontario. Upon graduation, his career began in a role as a Consulting Meteorologist within the private industry, and he is now an Operational Meteorologist for a government branch that forecasts high-impact weather in an emergency management setting. Alongside a strong passion for severe weather, another of Daniel’s areas of interest involves the delivery of communications within the field of meteorology.
We are halfway through February and the colder than normal conditions forecasted here at ShieldsWeather (see here) most of the province have played out as expected. It’s now time to look forward to next month to see if the cold will last or we make our way towards a warmer start to spring. There is Read more about Ontario’s March 2018 Outlook – The Deep Freeze if Over (for most)[…]
The return of a cold air mass to Ontario is bringing the occurrence of lake effect snow. This phenomenon that is very common across the Great Lakes is responsible for extremely vast variabilities in snowfall over short distances, and often ‘busts’ the forecasts from apps on your smartphone. The development of lake effect snow usually Read more about Cold Air Brings Continued Opportunities for Lake Effect Snow in the Great Lakes Region[…]
A fast moving Alberta Clipper will move out of Manitoba Tuesday morning and into the Kenora region before noon. The leading edge of snow then moves into the Thunder Bay region by nightfall and into the Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury corridor on Wednesday morning. Manitoba already has snowfall warnings in place for 10-20cm Read more about Alberta Clipper Brings Snow to Northern Ontario to End January[…]
As we look into February, many of us have probably already heard that a return to winter appears very likely across much of Canada. The purpose of this article is to focus on the driving factors of the weather pattern with an emphasis on the first half of February. Read more about A Lead Up To February’s Polar Vortex
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