Radio announcers faced with the challenge of reporting the weather seem unable to get beyond the simplistic paradigm “Hot and dry, good; rain, bad.” There must be a whole class on that in radio-announcer school.
Well, here’s the news, Mr or Ms radio announcer. Vancouver loves rain. It makes the trees and grass green, it washes away dirt, it freshens the air and it fills our reservoirs.
And it’s coming back after a long, parched summer that has stretched into October. Today’s weather forecast was anathema to radio announcers: starting on Friday, we can expect “periods of rain”.
Time to celebrate the fact that we don’t live in a sun-baked climate where skin cancer and fundamentalist religion are endemic.