This calendar is one of the best information sources on Canadian weather that we have seen in a long time. The author is David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada’s Meteorological Service in Toronto. For over thirty-six years, he has studied, and promoted, the importance of weather and climate knowledge and has put some of his wealth of information into a calendar format. Not only is it packed with weather facts front and back, but each day of the year gives short descriptions of a “weather happening” from years past. From the description of the January 1 Quebec/Ontario ice storm of 1943 to the December 31 and the “frosty” gathering of New Year’s Eve revellers in Summerside, PEI in 2001, there are short stories about all regions of Canada, its vast weather changes, and twelve pictures of proof.
The calendar is available from the publisher Fifth House Ltd. (1-800-387-9776), with copyrights from Environment Canada.
To the author, we say, “Excellent job, and there must be a book just screaming to be released from you!”