Tomorrow’s forecast is ... tricky: B.C. remains a difficult place to predict the weather, meteorologists admit

David Atkinson is quoted in Sunday's The Province on how meteorologists have difficulty predicting weather in BC because there is little means to collect weather data in the Pacific Ocean. He comments on the diversity of the BC region also being a factor in unpredictability. 

"You may almost feel sorry for B.C. weather forecasters — until the moment you get stuck in the rain without an umbrella.

Meteorologists in B.C. wrestle with some of the toughest conditions in Canada from which to pull a forecast.

Forecasting is hard anywhere, but getting it right is harder here because the Pacific Ocean — the birthplace of most of our weather — is such a meteorologically secretive puddle.

B.C.’s fiendishly complex terrain and coastline make matters worse."

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