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GINTA – Our wacky weather – let’s always consider the big picture

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SUNDAY MORNING was a chilly, rainy one. We hiked as we usually do with the dog; the air was crisp and the surroundings greener.

The few people we met along the way had different reactions. Some were joyous and loving the island-like dampness, others were decrying the sudden lack of warmth. As I write this, the sky is grey and telling of more rain.

On Thursday, and then again on Friday, the news called us to attention: Environment Canada issued special weather statements. Rain was to come, and lots of it, the statement said. In Kamloops, up to 10mm and in the Shuswap area 20 to 40, possibly 50 here and there. Right. Possibly, a bit of snow on the Coquihalla as well.

While I do agree that we need a certain degree of heads up, there is something problematic about the special weather statements like that.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.

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About Mel Rothenburger (5769 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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