Canada boosts weather defences

The Canadian national weather services are to benefit from increased funding to the Environment Canada (EC) department over the next five years. There are plans for the EC to deliver weather warnings and forecasts quicker and with more accuracy. The funding is part of Canada's 2013 Economic Action Plan and will include new investment in federal infrastructure, including radar networks and surface weather and climate monitoring stations. Many adverse weather conditions in Canada make travel difficult. Weather information resources in Canada include the Canadian Hurricane Centre, which is predicting an active hurricane season for 2013. Another resource is EC's High-Elevation Travelers Bulletin and Special Weather Statements, which provide information for travelers in the mountain passes of British Columbia. Provinces are waiting to see if any portion of new funding is to be used for the road transport sector to improve weather information systems. Developing road weather information system (RWIS) stations could be particularly helpful in rural locations, where weather information is limited.

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  • Accession Number: 01494956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2013 3:50PM