Monday, August 3, 2009

Forecasting Weather? Aim For The Stars

A man sleeps in the cool shade of apple trees at the sculpture garden of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal Saturday August 1, 2009. The temperature rose to 28 degrees celcius which was warm compared to the unusually cool and wet conditions since the start of summer. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, THE GAZETTE

From The Montreal Gazette:

Astrologer's take on August is, er, 'be careful'.

Finding a meteorologist bold enough to offer a weather prediction for August is quite a challenge.

Will this month make up for the rained-out camping trips and half-empty terrasses in July? Or will 2009 go into the books as the summer of billy boots and sweaters? The first day of August was as picture-perfect a summer day as one could ask for, with sunshine all day and a high of 28C. But will the trend hold? In our quest for an answer, The Gazette turned to some alternative sources.

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