The Niagara News is the community newspaper of Niagara College located in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. It is created and produced by the students of the Niagara College Journalism program.
How about this weather? That’s a phrase that not only begins small talk universally, but indicates global concern.
The weather influences everything, whether you stay in or go out and what activities you do, be it soccer or chess.
I for one have taken then weather for granted.
The definition of weather is the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.
However, average people don’t know about barometric pressures. Only meteorologists on the weather network do, and the weather network is useless. Predicting the weather must be hard, but come on. If I see it’s snowing on the weather channel and there are clear skies outside, someone is messing up. Are they getting paid for guessing? I would like to get signed up for that, thanks.
I do prefer the fall more than any other season. It is not too cold and not too hot. Recently, the seasons seem to be playing musical chairs.
On a serious note, weather has ruined people’s lives. Hurricane Katrina killed almost 2,000 people and left many more homeless and/or injured. Even more natural disasters are happening around the world.
It’s scary. Locally, we had that wind storm that caused a lot of damage to homes in St. Catharines and Welland.
Now, I’m not one of those people who think “Oh my God, the wind is getting stronger … we’re all going to die!”
But I do think though, we as human beings should stop for a second and think about what the hell is going on.
Either I have been ignorant about the weather and what’s been happening around me for the first 15 years of my life, or there has been drastic changes going on in the Niagara Region alone.
This month, we have gone from sun to rain to snow to sun to rain to ice to confusion about whether winter is going to make up its mind.
Last year, Welland had snow… in April. Isn’t the old adage: April showers bring May flowers? I guess we need to change it to: April snow brings May woe.