There she blows: Tracking storms in Canada

Isabelle MacNeil
Story by Isabelle MacNeil and CBC Kids News • 2019-09-09 10:55
UPDATE: This story was originally published on Nov. 9, 2018. It'll give you a sense of what was happening behind the scenes when Hurricane Dorian hit Atlantic Canada on the weekend.

CBC Kids News contributor Isabelle MacNeil visits the Atlantic Storm Prediction Centre

Canadians have seen some pretty gnarly weather events in recent years.

From tornadoes to snowstorms, meteorologists are constantly keeping an eye on the weather.

“A meteorologist is someone who studies the sky” - Ian Hubbard, Environment Canada

In Atlantic Canada, they’ve been watching hurricanes, as the season continues until Nov. 30.

Just like the weather, the technology used to predict these storms is always changing.

CBC Kids News contributor Isabelle MacNeil visited the Atlantic Storm Prediction Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., to find out how things work.

She met meteorologist Ian Hubbard.

“A meteorologist is someone who studies the sky, and is always forecasting what’s happening in the sky and what’s going to be precipitating down to the Earth,” explained Hubbard.

Check out what the inner workings of a storm centre look like in the video above.

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Isabelle MacNeil
Isabelle MacNeil
CBC Kids News Contributor
Isabelle MacNeil is a creative and ambitious Grade 10 student from Dartmouth N.S. with a love for soccer, volleyball, acting and business. Isabelle has been having so much fun working as a contributor for CBC Kids News since September 2018. Isabelle loves reporting stories and hopes to inspire others as a positive role model and believes that giving kids a voice is more important than ever.

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