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Meteorological Service of Canada

Meteorological Service of Canada MSC Agency overview Formed 1871 Preceding agencies Dominion Meteorological Service (of Canada) Meteorological Branch, Transport Canada Jurisdiction Federal government of Canada Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario Agency executive , Assistant Deputy Minister of Environmment - Meteorological Service of Canada Parent agency Environment Canada The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) is a division of Environment Canada, which primarily provides public meteorological information and weather forecasts and warnings of severe weather and other environmental hazards. MSC also monitors and conducts research on climate, atmospheric science, air quality, water quantities, ice and other environmental issues. MSC operates a network of radio stations throughout Canada transmitting weather and environmental information 24 hours per day called Weatheradio Canada.There are currently five weather forecast offices::Pacific and Yukon Storm Prediction Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia:Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre, split between an office in Edmonton, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba:Ontario Storm Prediction Centre (Downsview, Ontario):Quebec Storm Prediction Centre (Montreal, Quebec):Atlantic Storm Prediction Centre (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia). The Atlantic Storm Prediction Centre also houses the Canadian Hurricane Centre plus manages the Newfoundland and Labrador Weather Office Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador.MSC also operates the Canadian Meteorological Centre, which is tasked with providing forecast guidance, and the Canadian Ice Service, which provides ice observations and forecasts for mariners. In support of Canada's military, some MSC meteorologists are seconded to the Department of National Defence (Canada).The Meteorological Service of Canada is ISO9001:2000 Certified. Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).
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