Extreme Weather

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Severe weather refers to any dangerous meteorological phenomena with the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life.

How will you know when severe weather is coming?

  • Environment Canada issues a warning when severe weather is about to or is occurring. 
  • A watch is issued when conditions are favourable for the development of severe weather. 
  • A special weather statement is issued for unusual weather events that may be an inconvenience or may be a potentially hazardous situation in the long term forecast. 
  • Alert Ready: Canada’s New Emergency Alert System