As a weather follower, I’ve always been fascinated by clouds. I remember driving down a flat road in Southern Ontario where the horizon has no end and witnessing a magnificent summer rain storm as it washed across the landscape. The clouds are always with us, always moving and ever-changing.

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Sure, the wonderful variation in weather that Ontario gets is what makes our province great — but our clients tell us this is what can make event planning a little intimidating.

Here at Varsity we receive questions about the weather all of the time. Why? Because if we’ve learned anything over the years, it is that the number one thing you can’t control is the weather – but it is also the number one thing on the mind of every event planner as the big day draws closer. Our job as event specialists is to make sure your event goes off without a hitch, no matter what happens with the clouds, so we are always happy to offer advice.

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Graham, or as we like to call him, the Weather Professor, has become a bit of a weather guru over the years. He loves paying close attention to cloud formations, is always watching the local weather forecasts from Pearson International Airport, and he has a healthy understanding of weather folklore, proverbs and the Canadian almanac. He even did the math and figured out that in 2010 it rained 182 our of 365 days in the GTA.

So when you’re planning your event and you’re wondering whether the clouds up above are going to drop some rain on your big day, give us a shout. In the lead up to your event, you can trust the Varsity Team to be on top of whatever the weather delivers.

You can also follow us on Twitter, hashtag #WeatherProfessorTO for your Toronto weather updates.