Posted 03-13-2002 at 23:09:45
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I'm sorry I forgot to post this earlier,but I guess it's better late than never.
I always thought it would be nice to know what the weather would be like for the up-coming season. Especially for the crop season. Makes it a lot easier to plan ahead on what,and how,to plant. One of the things I used to use was the Old Farmers Almanac's ember days. But even these can be a little off. Then,a few years ago a local farmer told be about the method he uses to predict the weather for the summer. He said that he learned it from a old farmer over forty years ago,and claims it works 100% of the time.
Here's how it works. During the month of March record what the wind direction is at 1:00 p.m each day. At the end of the month talley up the different wind directions and use this table to predict the summers weather.
Any east wind (NE,E,SE)= Hot dry growing season.(drought)
North-Northwest wind= Cool,dry growing season. Average crop year.
West,Southwest,South wind= Above average moisture,and heat. Good crop year.
I'm sorry I didn't get this posted at the begining of the month,but I kept forgetting to do it. If you want to record the wind direction for this month I suppose there should be a way of finding out which way the wind has been blowing in your area.