MSC/COMET Winter Weather Course

MSC/COMET Winter Weather Course 2017

The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) and UCAR/COMET are hosting the 2017 Winter Weather Course from 18 to 29 September  2017, at the COMET classroom facilities in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The course continues to be an important component of the MSC/COMET training partnership, building stronger links between atmospheric research and operational weather forecasting. Traditionally this course has also been opened to some European participants.

The organizers have kindly offered room for two participants from Eumetcal member institutions, without course fee.

Course content

The Winter Weather Course offers a unique learning experience that is operationally-oriented by matching training to the realities of the forecasting environment. Participants are immersed in interactive activities that are focused on addressing key winter weather phenomena presented as weather cases by working through the analysis, diagnosis and prognosis process . The learners will tackle these forecast challenges while developing a better three-dimensional understanding of the atmosphere, adding value to forecasts, and communicating with clients.

Moreover, this course is aligned with the WMO PWS Competency Framework for Forecasters (see attached document). There is instructional follow-up after the course to ensure knowledge transfer into operations.

Additional information and application

If you have any questions about the course content, please contact Stephen Kerr, MSC training division manager.

Because of the prerequisites (and hotel block deadline for out of towners), European participants (max two) shall be identified by no later than 30 June 2017.

Please send your application to through your designated Eumetcal point of contact by 8 June 2017. Detailed information have been also sent directly by email to all Eumetcal focal points.