Using the weather to tell a story, give advice, or just saying something amusing has been going on for years. Here's a few Weather Sayings.
- A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read."Benjamin Franklin...
On being asked what condition of man he considered the most pitiable.
- Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching. Fran Lebowitz
- I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness. Adeline Knapp
- For after all, the best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will. -- Clint Eastwood
- Clouds that thunder do not always rain. -- Armenian Proverb
- Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. -- Richard Cushing
- It hasn't rained in so long, we've got catfish in the creek that are 3 years old and can't swim yet.
- Geese (and other migrating birds) fly higher in fair weather than in foul.
- Sea gull, sea gull, sit on the sand; It's a sign of a rain when you are at hand.
- A cow with its tail to the west, makes weather the best; A cow with its tail to the east, makes weather the least.
- If corn husks are thicker than usual, a cold winter is ahead.
- The higher the clouds, the better the weather.
- When ants trave in a straight line, expect rain; when they scatter, expect fair weather.
- Flies bite more before a rain.
- Sun or moon halos indicate a coming rain (or snow): the larger the halo, the nearer the precipitation.
- Bees will not swarm before a storm.
- Crickets are accurate thermometers; they chirp faster when warm and slower when cold.
- When leaves show their backs, it will rain.
- When the ditch offends the nose, look for rain and stormy blows.
- When smoke descends, good weather ends.
- When squirrels lay in a big store of nuts, look for a hard winter.
- Observe on what day in August the first heavy fog occurs, and expect a hard frost on the same day in October.
- If the first week in August is unusually warm, the winter will be white and long.
- If corn blades twist up, it will rain.
- When the down of a dandelion contracts, it is a sign of rain.
- When spiders build new webs, the weather will be clear.
- The sunflower raising its head indicates rain.
- If watercress beds steam on a summer evening, the next day will be hot.
- Listen for the sound of the first cicadas. The first frost of the year will occur about three months later.
- An open anthill indicates good weather; A closed one, an approaching storm.
- Dust rising in dry weather is a sign of an approaching change.
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