Sunday, August 31, 2008

Summer's Winners & Losers -- A Quebec Summary

From The Gazette:

It was, in the words of Environment Canada meteorologist René Héroux, a "rather miserable" summer. It wasn't so much the amount of precipitation, because the 224 millimetres of rain recorded up until last week in Montreal is only 12-per-cent higher than in any average summer season.

It was, rather, the frequency with which it fell - on 35 separate days in June and July - that set a record, slashing revenues for some and dampening spirits for many. The first two weeks of August were pretty miserable, too.

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