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    Weather Folklore

    Can I get some weather folklore from you folks? I need the old stuff. Stuff grandpa would say right before it happened. Stuff like if it rains on Easter Sunday, it will rain the next 7 Sundays.

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    well there is the old standby....red sky at night, sailors delight, red sky in morning, sailor take warning.

    Also found this site.....there is a ton of Weather-Lore here...take a look

    http://www.stormfax.com/wxfolk.htm

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    The old Dutchman used to tell us if the dog he lay on his back its gona rain.
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    looks to me that Steve's got a creative writing assignment...
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    If the oak tree is dropping more acorns than usual it will be a colder and stormier winter.
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    My Dad told me that you could tell the severity and length of a storm by watching the birds. If the storm is going to be a short one the birds stay in the trees. If the storm is going to be a long one the birds fly around and collect food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    looks to me that Steve's got a creative writing assignment...
    Bingo, we have a winner, sort of. Paper for my weather class. Probably my first "F"

    Lots of good sayings there. Never heard the ones about the birds. Keep them coming.

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    if it rain before 7 oclock it will quit before 11 oclock

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray hampton View Post
    if it rain before 7 oclock it will quit before 11 oclock

    Kinda gotta disagree with that one.....I was in Vietnam and one day it started raining about 7 oclock and six days later when it quit we had 86 inches of rain 'bout 1/2 inch an hour steady. Wasn't monsoon season yet......just decided to rain.

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    There's always the ones about arthritis acting up when a storm is coming

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