Weather Folklore of the Day

A smelly drain means rain.

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    Send soon, O frog, the jewel of water! And ripen the wheat and millet in the field.

    (Because the frog is an amphibian and "lord of the waters," he is though by some superstitions to bring the spring rains.)

    If dead branches fall in calm weather, expect rain.

    The first and the last frosts are the worst.

    Ant hills high in July mean a hard winter ahead.

    A dry moon is far north and soon seen.

    If many whitethorn blossoms or dog-roses are seen, expect a severe winter.

    When the sloe-tree is as white as a sheet, Sow your barley, whether it be dry or wet.

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