Things Mom taught her children.

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  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    When the dew is on the grass,
    Rain will never come to pass.

    When the grass is dry at night,
    Look for rain before the light.

    When grass is dry at morning light,
    Look for rain before the night.

    Three days' rain will empty any sky.

    A deep, clear sky of fleckless blue
    Breeds storms within a day or two.

    When the wind is in the east,
    It's good for neither man nor beast.
    When the wind is in the north,
    The old folk should not venture forth.
    When the wind is in the south,
    It blows the bait in the fishes' mouth.
    When the wind is in the west,
    It is of all the winds the best.

    An opening and a shetting
    Is a sure sign of a wetting.

    (Another version)

    Open and shet,
    Sure sign of wet.

    (Still another)

    It's lighting up to see to rain.

    Evening red and morning gray
    Sends the traveler on his way.
    Evening gray and morning red
    Sends the traveler home to bed.

    Red sky at morning, the shepherd takes warning;
    Red sky at night is the shepherd's delight.

    If the sun goes down cloudy Friday, sure of a clear Sunday.
    If a rooster crows standing on a fence or high place, it will clear. If on the ground, it doesn't count.

    Between eleven and two
    You can tell what the weather is going to do.

    Rain before seven, clear before eleven.

    Fog in the morning, bright sunny day.
    If it rains, and the sun is shining at the same time, the devil is whipping his wife and it will surely rain tomorrow.
    If it clears off during the night, it will rain again shortly.
    Sun drawing water, sure sign of rain.

    A circle round the moon means "storm." As many stars as are in circle, so many days before it will rain.

    Sudden heat brings thunder.

    A storm that comes against the wind is always a thunderstorm.

    The oak and the ash draw lightning. Under the birch, the cedar, and balsam you are safe.

    East wind brings rain.

    West wind brings clear, bright, cool weather.

    North wind brings cold.

    South wind brings heat.

    The rain-crow or cuckoo (both species) is supposed by all hunters to foretell rain when its "Kow, kow, kow" is long and hard.

    So, also, the tree-frog cries before rain.

    Swallows flying low is a sign of rain; high, of clearing weather.

    The rain follows the wind, and the heavy blast is just before the shower.

    If it rains before 7:00 it will quit before 11:00.

    If it rains on monday we will get 3 days of rain.

    If the leaves are upside down rain is on the way.

    :mrgreen: Al
     
  2. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Mom obviously did not come from Erie, PA.


    What happened to sailors?
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    That is pretty good. I had heard of some of them and not of others. Funny thing is most are true it seems.

    Did you remember all of those off of the top of your head??

    G3
     
  4. Hobie

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    "Mare's tails and mackerel sky:
    Not long wet, and not long dry."

    (in other words, a change in weather.)
     
  5. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    Funny places Goggle search take us. Many times it seems it is some type of porn. But this time researching how to install a bath tub and surround it came up with a site about old weather tales. It struck the memory banks, of which are rather flooded with those of mom as of lately.
    Never did get a clear picture of how the surround is calked at the tub.

    :mrgreen: Al
     
  6. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    Mom knew something... I can attest to the accuracy of at least a couple of those. I've used the ring around the moon one my whole life as well as the red sky in morning is a warning one, and both have always been far more accurate than the weather report. In fact, I don't ever remember a time that having noticed a ring around the moon, that it didn't rain the next day.
     
  7. Hobie

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    As a sailor, I've never figured out if "Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning" meant high wind, or no wind! Neither one is good.
     
  8. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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    Red sky in the morning was not just a wind warning. Ment about any bad weather thing could happen, depending on where you were, was how I was taught.

    :mrgreen: Al