Weather Folk-lore and Local Weather Signs ...

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1903 - 153 sider
Through the years, a folklore evolved focusing on weather. While some of these have proven to be true, many of them are simply myths. Some weather beliefs include "It never clouds up in a June night for rain," "When the summer suns burns more than usual, expect thunderstorms," "A piece of seaweed hung up will become damp previous to rain" and more. This book exposes the weather folklore, then focuses on tips for certain towns.

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Side 26 - He answered and said unto them, "When it is evening ye say, 'It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.
Side 27 - The moon and the weather May change together; But change of the moon Does not change the weather. If we'd no moon at all, And that may seem strange, We still should have weather That's subject to change.
Side 42 - If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight ; But if Candlemas Day be clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again.
Side 13 - And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower ; and so it is.
Side 39 - Observe which way the hedgehog builds her nest, To front the north or south, or east or west; For if 'tis true that common people say, The wind will blow the quite contrary way. If by some secret art the hedgehog knows, So long before, which way the winds will blow, She has an art which many a person lacks That thinks himself fit to make our almanacks. POOR ROBIN'S ALMANACK, 1733.
Side 15 - In summer, rain probable within 12 to 24 hours. In winter, rain or snow, with increasing winds, will often set in when the barometer begins to fall and the wind sets in from the NE.
Side 12 - After fine clear weather, the first signs in the sky of a coming change are usually light streaks, curls, wisps, or mottled patches of white distant clouds, which increase and are followed by an overcasting of murky vapour that grows into cloudiness.
Side 26 - Evening gray and morning red Make the shepherd hang his head. An evening gray and a morning red Will send the shepherd wet to bed. Evening red and morning gray Two sure signs of one fine day.
Side 36 - ... day around her orb is spread A circling ring of deep and murky red, Soon from his cave the God of Storms will rise, Dashing with foamy waves the lowering skies. And when fair Cynthia her full orb displays, Or when unveiled to sight are half her rays, Then mark the various hues that paint her face, And thus the fickle weather's changes trace. If smile her pearly face benign and fair, Calm and serene will breathe the balmy air; If with deep blush her maiden cheek be red, Then boisterous wind the...
Side 58 - Frost is moct likely to damage fruit or other crops during the last week of May and the first two weeks of June.

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