"Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning."
My Dad would say something about the fog lay on the mountains …. and something about when the fog rises… Does anyone know this saying? How I wish I would have wrote down all the sayings he would say.
Weather prediction rhymes =
I can't remember the other half of this saying -
" worm casts high in July, " ....... what??
do worms go deep if there's to be alot of rain??
Unfortunately, we aren’t aware of a weather lore saying about worm casts in July. There are others, such as “Worms descend to a great depth before either a long drought or a severe frost.” Or, “If many earthworms appear, it presages rain.”
There is one bit of folklore that says that when “common garden worms” form many casts, rain or frost will follow, depending on the season of the year. When they appear in daytime, expect rain; when in early evening, it indicates a mild night with heavy dew and two days’ fine weather.
Earthworms do tend to tunnel more deeply during a drought, likely to find a moister environment. Some scientists believe that earthworms surface during wet weather because they can travel over longer distances more easily on the surface (when it is wet) than they can by tunneling underground. Another theory is that raindrops hitting the soil surface may cause vibrations similar to those made by moles (predators of worms) digging underground. Therefore, when worms feel these vibrations, they may surface to get out of the path of the supposed moles.
On a different note, there is also a weather lore saying that if in the beginning of July ants enlarge and build up their hills, an early and cold winter will follow.
Hope this helps!
This morning I read what Jesus said in Luke 12:54-56, "When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?” Funny thing, I never paid attention to clouds rising from the west bringing rain. I guess that's why I am here. Thank you, especially the person mentioning about the ring around the moon. I heard that a long time ago, but couldn't remember the meaning. Fair weather ahead to everyone.
ring around the moon...rain is coming soon....
I was told to count the stars between the ring and the moon - the # of stars was how many days until rain.....
no stars - rain within 24 hours
MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION IT WILL
GO OUT LIKE A LAMB AND VICE-VERSA, I WOULD HAVE IMAGINED THAT SHE GOT
IT FROM HER MOTHER!