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Weather Forcast (Crop Season)
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Larry    Posted 03-13-2002 at 23:09:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]

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.


cyndi    Posted 04-16-2007 at 15:03:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey my mom always told us kids ahead of time what the next three months were gonna be like she went by the ember days she passed away a year ago and i never paid enough attention to remember what days there were could u please tell me if u know

thank you so much
cyndi


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