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April 6, 2018

The rumblings are true. After a thunderous turnout last spring, CANWARN Storm Spotter Training is returning to Grey County on Tuesday, April 10 at the Bayshore Community Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

CANWARN Storm Spotters provide valuable, real-time information to Environment Canada during severe weather. This training session is for both existing volunteers who want to refresh their knowledge and anyone who is interested in becoming a new volunteer.

Training will be led by renowned meteorologist Geoff Coulson. Participants will learn about severe and non-severe thunderstorms, the types of damage they can produce, what to watch for in the sky and what to report to the Environment Canada Storm Prediction Centre. The training is hosted by Grey County as part of the emergency management program. 

Environment Canada holds a series of training sessions across the province each spring. The training is free and lasts about three hours. Last year’s event at Owen Sound District Secondary School attracted nearly 300 participants and was the best attended in Ontario.

Registration is required for this free event and can be completed online through or by contacting Kayla Rier at 519-372-0219 ext. 1257.

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For media inquiries contact Rob Hatten, Communications Manager, at or call 519-372-0219 ext.1235.

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