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Rain in the forecast for Opening Ceremony

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Top officials from Beijing's Meteorological Bureau are "certain" that the weather in Beijing on August 8, the day of the Olympic's Opening Ceremony, will be rainy and overcast with the possibility of storms. Three typhoons are also expected to form in the Pacific during the two weeks of the Games, but meteorologists can't be sure exactly where or when they will hit.

Deputy director of the bureau, Wang Jianjie said, "forecasting technology was not accurate enough to predict exactly when rain would actually fall on any particular day or whether it would disrupt the evening opening ceremony." Oh really, Wang? But your technology is accurate enough to call the weather five days out? Because here in D.C. the meteorologists don't have the forecasting technology to tell me what's going to happen at 6 tonight, let alone at the end of the coming week.

Plus, I don't know why the Chinese are so worried. If bad weather hits Beijing, can't they just ban it like they do everything else they don't like?

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