Wild weather: Send us your photos, videos, and reports
There's a never a dull moment when you're talking about the weather in Canada. While some may bristle at common Canadian stereotypes, like we're too polite or we end every sentence with "eh," the image of the hearty, weather-hardened Canadian has become part of our national identity.
"Well, Canada's a pretty diverse country so on any given day there's an exciting or severe weather event to talk about," says CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe. "Whether it's Pacific storm systems moving into the B.C. coast, avalanche risks increasing, Alberta clippers across the prairie, snow squalls in through Ontario or East Coast storms in through the Maritimes, there's something to talk about everyday in Canada."
Wagstaffe and other meteorologists rely on radar technology and satellite imaging to help forecast the weather, but she says photos and videos submitted by the audience are "instrumental" in helping the CBC weather team verify what's really happening.
"Whether they're videos or pictures or even just storm reports of what's happening in your backyard, those are very helpful for us as meteorologists," she says.
Are you witnessing extreme weather? Are you in a community that's been battered by the elements? The CBC weather team and CBCNews.ca are looking for stories, photos and videos, if you've got them. (Please do not put yourself at risk to capture these reports). Your photos and video may be used on-air and in articles as part of CBC News Network's weather coverage. Here's how you can get in touch.
Videos: Upload video here. Please do not add graphics or music to the clip.
Reports: If you find yourself caught in some wicked weather, you can also email your reports to email@example.com.
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