Sometimes the old ways are the simplest, easiest way to figure things out. Here are vintage
weather tips to help you deal
with your environment.

Why a page on vintage weather tips? It's because sometimes the old ways still work. As a matter of fact, when you stop and think about it, how often has the weather stations been wrong?

Well, since we have quite a few old weather tips, we decided to establish a seperate page on just these weather tips. We hope you enjoy them. If nothing else, you'll find the information here interesting.

Ok, let's get started:

Old vintage weather tips involving the weather:

If you have a mild winter expect a cool weather in the spring. If spring is windy then look for a cool summer. A dry spring always comes before a wet summer.If the autumn is windy, then expect a mild winter.

When you see a ring around the moon it will rain the following day.

Birds will fly and roost closer to the ground before a storm.

Watch the cat they will wash their face before rain, sit with their back towards the fireplace before it snows and will scratch post or trees before it rains.

When birds sit on overhead telephone wires expect rain coming from the direction that they are facing.

Red sky in the morning sailors take warning, Red sky at night saliors delight.

If porpoises frolic at sea, expect a storm.

The first frost of autumn will occur exactly six months after the first thunderstorm in the spring.

If spiders weave their webs before noon, then it will be fair weather.

“The higher the clouds, the better the weather”.

When a rainstom is coming-dandelions close their blossoms tightly
Morning glories "tuck in" their blooms as if ready for a long nap
Clover folds up its leaves.
Leaves on many trees roll up or show their undersides.

When a squirrel eats nuts in a tree, Weather as warm as warm can be.

The darker the woolly bear’s (warm) coat, the more severe the winter will be. If there is a dark stripe at the head and one at the end, the winter will be severe at the beginning, become mild, then get worse just before spring.

When clouds appear like rocks and towers, the earth's refreshed with frequent showers.

If rain falls while the sun shines, then the shower will last half an hour

If a quarter moon lies on his back, it is holding the rain. However, if it tips over, grab your foul weather gear.

The appearance of gulls overhead does not mean rain, but fair skies instead

When windows won't open, and the salt clogs the shaker, The weather will favour the umbrella maker!

Onion skins very thin. Mild winter coming in; Onion skins thick and tough. Coming winter cold and rough.

When ants travel in a straight line, expect rain; when they scatter, expect fair weather.

When sea gull’s, sit on the sand; It's a sign of a rain near at hand.

Here's a really old vintage weather tip:

When the wind blows from the North No fisherman should set forth,
When the wind blows from the East,'Tis not fit for man nor beast,
When the wind blows from the South It brings food to fish's mouth,
When the wind blows in from the West, That is when the fishing's best!

Blue sky in the northwest foretells fair weather and a good breeze.

Snow like cotton, soon forgotten- Snow like meal, it'll snow a great deal.

Deer and elk come down from the mountains at least two days before a Storm.

Even the weather itself, can be used to predict future conditions. For instance, for every fog in August, there will be a snowfall in winter.

Old timers would watch mother nature for signs of upcoming weather. When there is an abundance of acorns that meant prepare for a hard cold winter. However every seven years there is always an abundance of acorns and will have nothing to do with the upcoming winter.

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