Saturday, January 9, 2010

Predict The Weather By Using Nature!

Happy birthday, Mom!

Well, we're getting into the interesting part of winter, and Oklahoma has already experienced a record-setting snowfall and blizzard.  Nice.  Nature has a way of letting us know what kind of weather is making its way toward us if we just understand the signs. Our farmer forefathers knew all of this, of course, but we have lost this passed-down knowledge over the years as our weather forecasting became easier and more sophisticated.

The nature method of weather forecasting was surprisingly accurate, and still is today. This article will tell you how the farmers used nature to predict how the weather….

The first twelve days after Christmas will indicate what each month in the next year will be like. A mild day the day after Christmas means that January will be mild. A stormy day on the fourth day after Christmas means that April will be stormy, etc.

If it hasn’t rained in a long time, and the rain starts before 7:00 A.M., it will be over by 11:00 A.M.

If it rains on Easter Sunday, it will rain on the next seven Sundays.

If it starts raining on the first day of the full moon, it will keep raining until the moon quarters.

There will be nice weather if you hear a screech owl.

There will be nice weather if smoke rises.

When crickets sing the temperature will get warmer.

If the first snow stays on the ground for three days, another snow will come along to add to it.

A late frost indicates a rough winter is ahead.

It will rain if:

Cows lie down in the pasture.

Earthworms come to the top of the ground.

The ants cover up the hole on their mound.

There is a ring around the moon. The stars in the ring indicate how many days away the rain is.

Birds are flying low.

The sun sets with clouds.

The number of days old the moon is at the first snowfall will tell you how many times it will snow this season.

Lots of rain and two frosts close to each other indicate that cold weather is approaching fast.

With this knowledge, you can now predict the weather as well as your farmer ancestors. Let’s all hope for a nice, peaceful January and February for everyone this year.


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