David Phillips in Winnipeg to Address Emergency Managers

Senior Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips (PLANT CANADA)

Environment Canada’s senior climatologist will do his best to explain the country’s unpredictable weather today.

David Phillips is speaking at the Disaster Management Conference. The three-day conference, being held at Winnipeg’s Canad Inns Polo Park, wraps up today and attracts emergency managers and government officials from across North America.

Phillips’ presentation, “Weird, Wild and Wacky: Is it Weather or Climate?” will attempt to explain the wacky world of weather.

In an interview with Yahoo! Canada earlier this week, Phillips said Hurricane Sandy was “a bit odd,” in which its timing wasn’t on par with previous weather events of the same magnitude.

“It is a strange one. (Sandy) came later in the season but we can certainly get them in November. It has been a busy year.”

On Wednesday, former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin addressed the conference on his experience managing Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

More than 450 delegates are attending the conference, which winds down this afternoon with a presentation by Chuck Sanderson, executive director of Manitoba’s Emergency Measures Organization.

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