Your Weekend Weather

By Speirs, Doug | Winnipeg Free Press, June 23, 2012 | Go to article overview

Your Weekend Weather


Speirs, Doug, Winnipeg Free Press


Being almost as wise as Yoda, we here at The Weather Column have developed some innovative techniques for delivering your weekend forecast.

One of our favourite methods involves the use of proverbs or idiomatic expressions, such as the one we are going to impress you with right now: "Make hay while the sun shines!"

What does that mean? Well, in a nutshell, it means you should make the most of your opportunities while you have the chance, as we can see from its usage in the following fictional conversation:

Me: "I see in this here weather forecast we sure are going to have a whole lot of sunshine this week."

You: "Sweet! Then we should make the most of this opportunity by making a whole lot of hay, I suppose."

Another method we professionals like to use is to pretend we are judges on American Idol and try to make you think we are about to deliver really bad news when -- SURPRISE! -- the reverse is true.

For example: "This is really hard for us, but, unfortunately, we have no choice but to inform you (overly long dramatic pause) IT'S GOING TO BE SUNNY EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!"

If you have caught our gist, what we are trying to say here is that, according to Environment Canada, it's going to be sunny and warm right through Thursday. If you look at their website, it's nothing but a bunch of happy cartoon-style suns without a cartoon cloud or raindrop in sight.

Today, for instance, will be sunny with a high of 26 C, which is a touch above the normal high of 24 C at this time of year. …

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