Lightning, hail, floods, drought, tornadoes, blizzards, and ice storms: Canada's climate can be extreme. Many Canadians concern themselves with the weather out of interest, necessity, and concern. Given the inevitable changes in our global climate, there is great interest in how our weather is being affected. Before the influence of climate change can be understood; however, a concise, comprehensive and accurate understanding of the historical and contemporary weather extremes in Canada is needed. Enter Severe and Hazardous Weather in Canada: The Geography of Extreme Events, a text that provides students of physical geography, climatology, meteorology, and natural hazards with the what, where, when, and why of Canadian weather. Taking a non-scientific approach, the text describes weather phenomena and their spatial distribution in Canada, and gives an explanation for spatial trends. The result is an engaging, one-of-a-kind look at the past and present of severe weather in Canada.
Severe and Hazardous Weather in Canada