I think I may follow the example of Carolyn over at Roundtop Ruminations and watch the birds to see if they begin feeding more heavily in the next few days, an indication of bad weather on the horizon. My husband always says that the deer will be out feeding too, before bad weather, and then disappear as the storm gets closer. For myself, I find that I get very thirsty the day before a snowstorm. I don't know why that should be true, but there it is.
I've written quite a few weather posts over the years I've been keeping this blog, with several about weather folklore. Here are links to some of those posts:
January, it seems, could have its own weather book,
How to prepare for winter, according to folklore, anyway.
There are plenty for rain too.
Then are websites that offer more advice for predicting weather by watching the world around you:
Even TV weathermen get into it, apparently.
Tristan Cooley, who runs a natural navigation school and has written several books on the topic, offers an interesting list of lore and fact on his website.
Homesteading blogger Granny Miller has a list of 50 weather signs to watch for on her website, and claims she can just watch her dogs and cats and know what's coming weatherwise.
So let's see how these old-time predictors fare with the coming storm. Will they be accurate? Will they fail? Or will the weather just be the weather, whether we want it or no?
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