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Offline tewin777

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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2008, 01:42:17 AM »
When the night has a fever, it cries in the morning.
if the temp increase between 10pm and midnight i beleive it will rain in the morning.
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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2008, 10:31:07 PM »
not a weather saying but more an obsevation that I know to be true! on our canal system if the water begins to smell dank or fetid its going to rain within six hours, when  told this by an old timer many years ago i was a little sceptical but sure as eggs are eggs it works every time!                                                     krac2 :)
I wonder! if a turn to the worse is preceded by a atmospheric pressure drop which lowers the pressure above the surface of the canal/s allows the escape of gas from the bottom layer of the canal, hence the the fetid smell!!
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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2008, 12:15:21 AM »
I agree.
Sometimes with all this high-tec stuff, things can get messed up.
No one uses wives tales anymore.
All of mine are already posted, like the cricket one and stuff.
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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2008, 05:37:09 PM »
But, here is another from my country:
when the rowantree has a lot of berries in the autumn there will be not much snow the following winter - and the opposite way, very much snow after an autumn with no rowanberries! Belive it or not, it seem to be truth..

The winter are now almost at his end and in some areas around my village there has been up to 2.50 meter with
snow......and this autumn it was no rowanberry!

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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2008, 03:19:51 AM »
What about the pains in the joints like knees, and thumbs. My mother in law swears by it.

Re the cows, it is not working they lay down when they lay down I guess. Often you see them laying down to re-consume their grass. The do tend to face their back ends into the wind (same as horses and other animals). I have a few cows, so I might set-up a cow cam so you can see for yourself.

Re-swallows.
It is about hunting, flies are subject to updraft of hot air, hence they are higher and it is warmer (I think).

Gees flying north means that it is getting warmer (northern hem) and flying south it means it getting colder.

I believe the Irish have some way of weather prediction using a piece of string on a board. It tends to be very accurate. For example when it is wet it is raining, when it s horizontal it is storming and when it is gone well........Katrina came through.

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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2008, 03:59:22 AM »
Often you see them laying down to re-consume their grass. The do tend to face their back ends into the wind (same as horses and other animals). I have a few cows, so I might set-up a cow cam so you can see for yourself.


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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2008, 04:48:07 AM »
hmmm, the neighbor's cattle have moved, but his and my sheep - they lie down to chew their cud - and that's not tobacco! I could lower the cam and increase the zoom...  I'll take a pic one day, but by then I would have forgotten...  #-o :D
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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2008, 05:34:44 AM »
I read somewhere that cows tend to put their tail ends into the wind because predators often approach from downwind so their prey doesn't catch their scent, and this orientation gives the cows a better chance of spotting something coming. It also makes them big weather vanes.
Hmmm, a backwards facing cow for a weather vane design?

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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2008, 08:54:48 AM »
Just thinking logically here, I think that the animals have sensitive noses and the direct blast of the wind into their various senses - eyes, nostrils, ears - would nullify their functioning and annoy them  (sorry ex farner's son thinking here...)  Your explanation also makes sense too.

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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2008, 08:18:39 AM »
in our small town, my grandmother always predicts a rain coming when the insects most specially cockroaches goes out the drainage or sometimes in the kitchen cabinet... and it seems like these insects have this strong senses about the weather... :)
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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2017, 10:10:40 PM »
We tend to concentrate on high-tech weather monitoring and forecasting techniques in here....because we all like computers! However, I'm sure there are many weather sayings or 'old wives tales' from around that world that might give us a more accurate forecast than all our high-tech attempts! I don't know what others think, but I'd find it interesting to hear some of the sayings that come from your area and I think this is the board to hold them in. I'll suggest that we use a new topic for each saying to allow people to comment on whether they have anything similar from their area and/or how accurate it appears to be.
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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2017, 02:08:02 AM »
I watch the kids at school. When they start acting bad-the barometer starts to drop. Usually a great predictor of precipitation or weather change. And I have predicted a number of births with this theory.

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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2017, 11:17:40 AM »
  Rain before 7 fine by 11.   (7am/11am)

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Re: Weather sayings and old wives tales
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2017, 10:10:29 PM »
If you can't see Fife [across the Firth of Forth] it's raining. If you can see Fife, it's going to rain soon.