Environment Canada Issues Odd Weather Statement


I’ve written before about the strange concept of Environment Canada issuing “Weather Statements”.  My bank sends me a monthly statement, and politicians are usually more than pleased to make a statement. And given people’s tendency to put off paying their bills, I can’t tell you how many Statements of Account I have sent as a friendly reminder. But all of these statements, with the possible exception of the politician’s, have some substance to them. They provide information. Today Environment Canada issued the “Special Weather Statement”  below.

Could they be any more vague? “Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions”. Should we be on the lookout for snow? Rain? Wind? Locusts?

weather alertIn fairness they did issue a more detailed alert a bit later – by the way, it will be rain, and not for two days.  But why put out such a strange alert in the first place?

Me DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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