Here in Ontario, the weather can range from mild and wet in the south, to hot and humid in Toronto, to heavy flurries and cold in the north. Join acclaimed Ontario meteorologist Phil ''The Forecaster'' Chadwick as he explores this ever-fascinating subject: * Major influences on the climate of Ontario, including the Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, the Niagara Escarpment and the Gulf of Mexico * The impact of weather on forest fires * Cloud patterns, snowflakes, raindrops, hailstones and freezing rain * Extreme weather throughout Ontario's history * Weather forecasting techniques and equipment * Implications of trends such as global warming * Photos, charts, illustrations and maps throughout.
About the authors
BILL HUME started his career in atmospheric sciences in 1971 with Environment Canada in Toronto. He attained a Master's degree in meteorology from the University of Alberta in 1975 and has spent most of his working career in Edmonton and Calgary. He has experience in most aspects of meteorology including weather forecasting, climatology, air quality science and atmospheric research. He has taught meteorology at the University of Alberta and served on several national committees including the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Now retired, Bill lives with his wife Judy in Edmonton.