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Jim has spent about 40 years in the weather business. He has been an operational forecaster from Halifax to Whitehorse. Jim started the Canadian Hurricane Centre, and has flown into a couple of these storms. As a senior executive within Environment Canada, Jim has managed weather research, weather services, and weather/water/climate observing programs. Retired from Environment Canada, Jim is the Atlantic Director for the Canadian Climate Forum, the president of the Halifax chapter of the Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society, a partner in Climaction Services, and a part-time meteorologist on CBC radio. He is still participating in national and international activities related to weather preparedness. Having witnessed unprecedented advances in the science and technology of meteorology. Jim hopes that this blog will also be educational; enabling users to better understand weather-related phenomena, better interpret available information, and ultimately better able to make decisions to protect themselves, their family and their property. Jim welcomes any questions and suggestions.

 

The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

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The “weather Bomb”

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A very intense storm passed across the Maritimes Thursday night 04-05 January 2018.  There was significant media attention associated with this storm, given it’s impact with snow, wind and storm surge along the eastern seaboard of the...

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Powerful Nor’easter

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The strength of the storm forecast to develop over the ocean to our southwest on Thursday is powerful enough to justify more details.  Although a winter storm, the size and strength of this storm in some ways has more energy than some...

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Travel Outlook

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There are a fair number of folks that ask me for a travel outlook.  Decided there may be some value in sharing a post on that topic.

This is a busy time of year; travellers should try and be patient… flights are sometimes...

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October 2017: A New Normal??

October was an amazingly warm month in the Maritimes, with high temperatures between 4 and 5C above normal.  In most places it was also dry, in particular Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton.  In fact Sydney received only about 25% of...

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