We are nearly a third of the way into July and so far the forecast remains on track. Below is a map of temperature anomalies to date. BC is on track to have the highest temperatures anomalies and this combined with the expected dry weather is certainly contributing to the dangerous BC Wildfires. (see map below). I included the original forecasts below for reference with no … [Read more...] about July 2017 Forecast Update
I’m sure just about all Canadians by now have encountered our new alerting system one time or another. With its alerting attention signal and audio interrupting television and radio broadcasts in the event of immediate public safety concerns, Alert Ready has been Canada’s official Emergency Alert System since March of 2015. Alert Ready is able to broadcast a wide variety of … [Read more...] about Alert Ready – Canada’s Emergency Alert System
When it comes to the weather, public alerting is crucial. In extreme cases, such as the occurrence of a natural disaster, the reception of these alerts can mean a matter of life or death. The whole alerting approach is often, however, critiqued for its short-comings by many Canadians and in turn has resulted in the deterioration of the general public’s trust in the … [Read more...] about A Guide to Weather Alerting in Canada
A persistent trough over central Canada will continue into July and help moderate temperatures and bring wetter than normal conditions to parts of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. This pattern is consistent with strong analogue matches with the late 1950's, and the mid-2000's that share weak positive ENSO conditions along with a strong positive AMO and warm PDO. Ridging … [Read more...] about Canada July 2017 Forecast – with Video
This website is here for you to better understand the world of weather. There are enough websites, apps and media sources out there to give you forecasts, current conditions and extreme weather images. ShieldsWeather will not (just) be that. Instead, the goal here is to give you the story behind the story. To tell you what's unsaid behind the 'public' message you are used … [Read more...] about Why ShieldsWeather?