Saturday, July 25, 2015

Newfoundland Meteorologists Arrested Because Of VERY Crummy Summer

St. John', Newfoundland meteorologist Ryan Snodden
being arrested for trafficking in lousy
summer weather this year in that part of Canada.  
The weather has been totally lousy this month in Newfoundland. Unless, of course, you like midsummer fog, drizzle, gloom and chill.

Newfoundland and Labrador are obviously not known for their delightful weather, what with their everlasting frigid and stormy winters that make New England look like a tropical paradise. S

till, it can get nice this time of year in Newfoundland.  Just not this year.

It's been so bad a local meteorologist was arrested for not delivering summer weather, says USA Today. 

Don't worry, not really. It was a stunt. People are just finding ways to release their frustration over Newfoundland's Summer That's Not.

You can see the video of the arrest of one of the meteorologists at the bottom of this post. It's really awesome.

It started with a missing persons report of sorts from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

Their press release said:

"Summer was last seen in early August of 2014. When last seen, summer was described as being between 20-30 degrees Celius (68-86 degrees Fahrenheit) blue skies with a bright and warm source of light in the sky. There have been sporadic sightings of this bright object, but these sightings have been rare since May 2015."

Then came the arrests of two meteorologists in St. John's Newfoundland for aiding and abetting the foul summer weather, specifically the rain, drizzle and fog, known in the area as RDF, reports USA Today, which by the way is headquarted in hot, very steamy Virginia.

Ryan Snodden of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. local affiliate in St. John's and Eddie Scheerr of NTV were both taken into "custody" by authorities.

Police spokesman Steven Curnew said Snodden was "charged with impersonating a meteorologist, failing to provide the essentials of summer - that being sunshine, good forecasts and blue skies. - and we also have him on trafficking of RDF."

Scheerr is a United States citizen and could be deported from Canada, local police joked. "Unfortunately, due to the weather, it could be two weeks before we could get a flight out of St. John's Airport."

In the short term, things don't look like they'll improve much. This weekend's forecast from Environment Canada features showers and drizzle both Saturday and Sunday in St. John's with high temperatures of around 11 or 12 Celcius. That's only the low to mid 50s Fahrenheit. Brrrr!!

Late this coming week, Environment Canada offers a glimmer of hope, forecast highs near 20 to 22 Celcius (near 70 Fahrenheit) with partly sunny skies.

Here's the tongue in cheek video of Snodden under arrest for hiding summer and replacing it with RDF. Pretty damn weird but funny:

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