Geoff Coulson, Summer Severe Weather in the Northwest
Geoff has been a meteorologist with Environment Canada for over 25 years. Prior to his current position as a Warning Preparedness Meteorologist (WPM), he held a variety of posts within Environment Canada including operational forecaster, training and software implementation section head, aviation forecasting program supervisor and outreach program supervisor. Geoff has been a WPM since 2004 providing context and information to the media and emergency managers before, during and after severe weather events. He also coordinates the CANWARN volunteer storm spotter program in Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Provincial Flood Forecasting and Warning Committee.
Northwestern Ontario is no stranger to damaging summer storms. Recent years have seen occurrences of tornadoes, damaging windstorms, hail and flooding rains in many parts of the Northwest. Join Environment Canada Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Geoff Coulson as he talks about some of the more noteworthy summer weather events of the last number of years. Geoff will also discuss the factors that are needed for severe thunderstorms to form and how you can stay on top of developing weather situations through Environment Canada’s weather website at weatheroffice.gc.ca or its Weatheradio broadcast network.