May Weather Folklore
My great-grandmother said it was always cold and rainy on May 12 because it was sheep-shearing weather.
lovely, AND helpful, folklore.
while folklore may not be millimeter accurate,
it contains truths that science can scarcely measure.
If the moon is foggy ay night, it will rain within three days (it usually does).
Then, there's the old standby:
Red sky ay night, sailor's delight (good weather),
Red sky at morn, sailors be warned (storm coming).
I love the weather folklore provided by the almanac.
in regard to the three chilly saints....as long as I have been paying attention, there has been a frost during this period and I usually wait for them to pass before getting too far into my plantings for the year.
this year looks like the exception, the long term forecast looks quite warm.
When ants build a wall around the entrance to their hole, it's going to rain.
When the leaves on the trees turn upside-down, it's going to rain.
If there is no dew on the grass, chance of rain that day.
Blackberry Winter: It will be colder than average when the blackberries bloom.
If it thunders in February ,it will frost that date in May.
If it rains the first three days of June, the black berries will to puny .