W: (1)________________________________________.It’s going to be really cold this winter.
M: Well, you didn’t expect it to be warm, did you?
W: Of course not, but I just heard the National Weather Services prediction for the next 90 days.They said it’s supposed to be much colder weather than usual.
M: Yeah, maybe.Personally, I think those long-range forecasts are useless.
W: Not as useless as you think.
M: Oh, come on, when you are talking about what’s going to happen three months later,you can not count on the long-range weather forecasting.
W: Well, you are half way right. They aren’t very good for rainfall.(2)____________________________________________.
M: Really, so I should take them seriously about the cold but not count too much on a lot of extra snow?
M: But what did you say about this time of the year?Do some seasons really give them more problems in making a forecast?
W: Autumn is the worst; apparently weather patterns change so much then.Just think how variable our weather has been the last three months.
M: That’s true.It probably would have been hard to predict all those changes back in the summer,you know, (3)___________________________________.How come you know so much about it?
W: I get my information from an expert. My sister works at the Weather Bureau.