treedweller
3 years ago5,000+ Views
Predicting Weather with Nature's Tricks
Learn some more about how to predict the weather using some tricks taught to us by the Redneck Archaeologist (seriously).
Though his name may sound silly, he has some good tips! Pay attention to:
- Ring around the moon (read more about this here)
- How low a bird is flying: High in the air means clear; low means bad weather is coming.
- Birds land and huddle together, bad weather and cold weather is coming. Often happens the day before.
- Squirrels gather food 1-2 days before.
- Leaves on trees crinkle and curl before rain. Trees do this to help funnel the water. Different trees and bushes might do different things depending on the weather. Normal rain is just a little bit of crinkling, but ahead of bigger storms might cause heavier drooping or crinkling.
5 comments
Huh! I never thought of looking at the leaves before. I've checked the birds before, but not the leaves.
3 years ago·Reply
I love that he calls himself the redneck archaeologist
3 years ago·Reply
So cool! I wish I had his kind of wisdom.
3 years ago·Reply
Very, very helpful--I also only knew about the birds!
3 years ago·Reply
Glad it helped everyone!
3 years ago·Reply
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