I began as a weather observer, and took my first steps toward becoming a weather man, after completing the Basic Course For Meteorological Technicians, in August 1966.
At the time, the specialized three month intensive course was given at the Air Services Technical School (ASTS), in Ottawa. My friends had already begun to call me the weather man, way back then.
(More about me below the contact form).
My Weather Observing Experience
I worked as a weather observer for four years, first at the Montreal (Dorval) airport, then as a observer-briefer at the Sept-Iles airport, at the St-Hubert (QC) airport.
In the early ‘70s, I went back to the AST School for more courses:
In the early 1980’s, the science of meteorology, and it’s applications, were making increasing use of computers to digest the tremendous amount of data that kept pouring in 24/7 from around the globe.
The Weather Man Turns To Bits And Bytes
An Eventful Career
During my 31 year career in applied meteorology, I was fortunate enough to participate in many special weather related events, and operations, in Canada.
The most prestigious was undoubtedly my participation to the 1976 Summer Olympics, that were held in Montreal, Quebec. I served as a weather information specialist, in support of logistic operations. The entire operations were under the leadership of a retired Canadian Army Colonel, whose name I have forgotten, unfortunately.
A little later, I was given a special assignment as forecasting support, in the first nation wide special forecast service project for the Canadian Railway industry.
During the last fifteen years, or so, with Environment Canada, I was assigned to:
Retired To More Still
I retired early from a job as weather information specialist with Environment Canada, Atmospheric Environment Service, in December 1997.
Since then, I have kept busy as a private consultant in small business planning for the Web.
But my love of meteorology never diminished.
Thus, here I am, sharing some of that passion with you, on this Web site.
May you be as lucky as I have been!
Claude Jollet B.Sc.A.
Meteorological Information Specialist and
Small Web Business Planning Advisor
7, Rue de la Rive, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec, Canada J6E 1M9