Manuals, Standards, Circulars and Bulletins

Manuals
Circulars
Bulletins

In this section, you will find Environment Canada's documentation pertaining to weather forecasting, observing standards, circulars and bulletins. This documentation is managed by Environment Canada for use by Environment Canada as well as for other Government of Canada Departments and partners.

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Manuals

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MANAB
Manual of Word Abbreviations
3rd Edition

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MANICE
Manual of Standards and Procedures for Observing and Reporting Ice Conditions
Revised Edition

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MANAIR
Manual of Standards and Procedures for Aviation Weather Forecasts
7th Edition

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MANOBS
Manual of Surface Weather Observations
7th Edition, Amendment 19

 

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MANCLIM
Manual of Climatological Observations
4th Edition


Circulars

Observer circulars provide instructions concerning new or revised observing procedures and/or new equipment and provide temporary interim instructions. Observer circulars supplement the current edition and amendment of the Manual of Surface Weather Observations - MANOBS - and are incorporated in subsequent editions or amendments.

There are currently no active circulars.

Bulletins

Aviation Weather Observing Bulletins (AVOBS) convey reminders, additional instructions, and clarification of observing procedures to weather observing stations.

AVOBS 4-2012 cover

AVOBS 4-2012 | PDF (accessible); 0.43 MB
Recording cloud traces at HWOS equipped sites
Effective December 2012

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AVOBS 1-2014 | HTML
Recording Surface Weather Observation on Form 63-2322 for stations using the NAV CANADA Human Weather Observation System
Effective February 1, 2014