Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Rain, wind, hail, thunder and lightning in the middle of the night. Quite a wake-up! No wonder Daisy the yellow lab wanted to stay in the house last night. She seems to have a sixth sense when it comes to weather

Thunder in winter, according to old wives' tales, can mean:

*snow within 7-10 days

*a colder than usual February

*frost in April or May

*a summer drought

*cold weather is on the way

Pic from 2007, cabin on Joe's Run

So, take your pick--I prefer the snow within 7-10 days over late frost or drought anytime.

When I stepped out on the porch at 5 a.m., it was clear as a bell and the stars looked so close. But in the distance I could hear traffic on the interstate 15 miles away, a sure sign of rain here. Usually. Or maybe I'm making up another old wives' tale?

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1 comment:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Thunder in winter is usually associated with cold fronts, so the idea that it's getting colder makes good meteorological sense. Also sound travels further when the air is humid so that makes scientific sense too. There's usually a grain of truth in most of these old sayings.

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