How to use the public weather alert maps and tables
New and Improved Alert Maps and Tables
The alert map displays all forecast regions in Canada, with coloured regions indicating those regions with alerts in effect. The new and improved alert maps and table now include the alert type “special weather statement” along with warnings and watches. The special weather statement will be identified on the maps by the dark grey colour, and will be listed in the table below the maps under the new header “statement”.
Figure 1. Sample Alert Map showing warnings and watches in Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Please refer to Tables 1 and 2 below for map descriptions.
The new and improved table below the alert maps lists all forecast regions with alerts in effect. Selection can now be made at the level of a province or territory, a region or an event name. Selecting a province or territory name will take the user to that province or territory alert page, which includes a table listing all regions with alerts in effect. This is the same as clicking on a province or territory on the National alert map. Selecting a region name will take the user to the top of the region alert page. Selecting the event name will take the user to the details for that event in that region’s alert page.
|Bonnyville - St. Paul - Cold Lake - Lac la Biche||Snowfall||Winter Storm||Special Weather|
|Swan River - Duck Mountain - Porcupine Provincial Forest||Winter Storm||Special Weather|
|Hudson Bay - Porcupine Plain||Special Weather|
|Kamsack - Canora - Preeceville||Special Weather|
|Meadow lake - Big River - Green Lake - Pierceland||Special Weather|
|Melfort - Tisdale - Nipawin - Carrot River||Snowfall||Special Weather|
|Prince Albert - Shellbrook - Spiritwood - Duck Lake||Special Weather|
On the provincial or territorial map, the user can click on a region on the map and be taken to the alert listing page for that region. The alert listing page will give a summary, in chronological order, of all alerts in effect for that region.
|Red: region with a weather warning in effect|
|Yellow: region with a watch in effect|
|Dark Grey: region with a special statement in effect|
|Very Light Grey: region with no alert in effect|
|White: region with no forecast/alert service|
|Hurricane icon: Tropical Cyclone statement|
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