Hi folks. This post is about Christmas on Weather Radio. In Canada years ago, the people at the Toronto Weather Office would have a recorded rendition of 2 Christmas carols playing throughout the broadcast cycle: Deck The Halls and Good King Winceslas. I think they were chosen because weather could be worked into them or there are verses with weather in them. I know that is the case with Deck The Halls but I’m not too sure about Good King Winceslas. However, I only heard this on Weatheradio Canada in 1988. In later years: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were acknowledged in the forecast as days of the week and of course, as holidays. After 2002, not a word is mentioned about any holiday in the forecast. Probably because of the translation of both English and French but that doesn’t sit right with me, as I will explain below.
On NOAA Weather Radio, all holidays are acknowledged as days of the week, wheather they fall on a Monday or whatever. On Weatheradio Canada, I’m sure the words for both the english and French translations of Christmas, Boxing and New Years eve and day are in the system. Why doesn’t the forecasters who release the forecasts make sure that any holiday is mentioned as a day of the week. Even Good Friday should be mentioned but it isn’t.
Anyway, I hope you have a great Christmas and a happy and healthy 2017.