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Weather Signs
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Dreamweaver    Posted 06-09-2001 at 10:53:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can anybody think of ways ol' timers predicted the weather? How about when anthills are small, it will be a dry hot summer. Also - when pine needles sweat, spring is an early bet.

davidc    Posted 06-09-2001 at 22:26:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This seems to usually be right, a halo around the moon means rain within three days.

Mudcat49    Posted 06-09-2001 at 19:28:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
In South Florida the Seminole Indians always say;
When the Sawgrass blooms we are going to have a bad Hurricane!

coaltrain    Posted 06-09-2001 at 15:20:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Crawdads cleaning out holes to make room for more water to fall. Dust devils run away rain. Flys a bitten its sure going to storm. My team rite now is trying to save all their energy they can and are not lazy its only 86 degrees humidity must be in 80s also feels like 110 and no air must be being going to storm and rain soon we sure need it here. Bones and muscles sure acting like to. Coaltrain

Ole Cuss    Posted 06-09-2001 at 14:25:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pondweed sinks before a storm.
When the perfume of flowers is unusually strong, expect rain.
Rooster crowing on the fence, rain will go hence; rooster crowing on the ground, rain will surely come down.
Bears and coons are always restless before a storm.
Fog on the hill brings water to the mill; fog in the hollow brings hogs to their wallow.
Swallows fly high, clear blue sky; swallows fly low, rain we shall know.
Dogs' tails straighten when rain is near.
When a cat sits with its tail toward the fire, expect bad weather.
When the donkey blows his horn,'tis time to house your hay and corn.
If a mule shakes its harness, it will rain soon.
When spiders work at their web in the morning, expect a fair day.
When stones sweat in the afternoon, expect rain.
In the decay of the moon, a cloudy morning bodes a fair afternoon.
Ants that move their eggs and climb, rain is coming anytime.
Deer will be more active and feed more heavily the day before a storm.

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-09-2001 at 10:55:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another few - if the hay field bends to the northeast, the weather will stay hot. When birds fly close to the gorund, it will rain soon. If cows and horses huddle in a field, a storm is on the way.

Jeff    Posted 06-10-2001 at 03:40:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
when the cows are all laying down - Rain will fall to the ground

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