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Weather Folklore of the Day

Cottonwood and quaking-asp trees turn up their leaves before rain [United States].

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    If clouds be bright, 'Twill clear to-night; If clouds be dark, 'Twill rain- do you hard ?

    Dog Days bright and clear, indicate a happy year; But when accompanied by rain, for better times our hopes are in vain.

    A mackerel sky, Not twenty-four hours dry.

    If on the ocean's bosom clouds appear, While the blue vault above is bright and clear, These signs by shepherds and by sailors seen, Give pleasing hope of days and nights serene.

    Mackeral Scales, Furl your scales.

    St. Swithin's Day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain. St. Swithin's day if thou be fair, for fourty days 'twill rain nae mair.

    If towers to sight, uncapt, the mountain's head, While on its base a vapoury veil is spread. -Aratus [fair weather follows]

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