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Written by Bill Till   
Thursday, 03 January 2008 06:53

SARC participates in the CANWARN Severe Weather Watch program


SARC usually sponsors a visit from an Environment Canada official every spring to update us and other interested parties on the recognition and reporting of severe weather events.

Watch this space for the upcoming dates.


CANWARN Severe Weather Watch Program


Severe weather watch reporting number for those in the program:

1-800-66-STORM (1-800-667-8676)

Connects to Environment Canada in Saskatoon

The Eyes and Ears of Environment Canada!
A joint program of Amateur Radio and Environment Canada
The CANWARN Training Program

We have lost our former source of refresher courses due to retirement and office closure.  We are trying to arrange another refresher course as soon as possible.  Those interested in emergency preparedness and  communications are encouraged to contact a Sask Alta Radio Club member for details.  Call Len at 306-387-6881 or Bill at 780-875-7619.
The Lloydminster media are kind enough to give us some very nice coverage of these events.

Some other interesting sites related to CANWARN are:

Edmonton CANWARN info
Environment Canada CANWARN fact sheet
USA Skywarn program
London On severe wx sample reports
Lloydminster's current weather

Check and study these sites and you, too, can become an official Severe Weather Watcher in the CANWARN program.

If you have a weather radio or scanner capable of tuning to the standard VHF weather channels, you can hear hourly weather reports and forecasts for our area.

The VHF Weatherradio station at Waseca SK broadcasts continuously on 162.400 mHz.

Weatherradio may be on any one of these standard channels at other locations:

Weatheradio Canada signals are transmitted using FM, with a bandwidth of 25 kHz. The service uses these frequencies:

  • 162.400 MHz
  • 162.425 MHz
  • 162.450 MHz
  • 162.475 MHz
  • 162.500 MHz
  • 162.525 MHz
  • 162.550 MHz

When needed, an emergency alert is sent using Specific Area Message Encoding data bursts followed by a 1050 Hz audio tone, for severe thunderstorms, floods, tornadoes, and other public emergencies.





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