An unusual winter with virtually no major snow events here in Madison was cause for celebration for those that endure the colder months because summers and fall here are so freaking glorious. For outdoor winter recreation enthusiasts, not so much.
As one of the hottest and driest summers in Madison history stretches on, the waterparks in Wisconsin Dells are rejoycing while most residents grumble that the summer isn't nearly as glorious.
But imagine if you owned (or worked for) a company that made its money on snow removal in the winter and mowing in the summer. Yeah...disaster.
It's all about the weather.
In Belgium, it's all about the weather forecast.
Meteo Belgique (a private weather bureau) recently predicted a cold and crappy summer for the coast. Tourism interests say that mass cancellations followed. And, they are going to sue for damages.
Predicting the weather for the first two weeks of August in June is...ummmm, a stretch. So, the plantiffs have a point.
But, won't it be interesting if it truly is crappy on the Belgian coast in early August? For, if it is, Meteo Belgique will be the new Weather Channel.