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--- Quote from: MikeSatter on January 31, 2014, 06:50:37 AM ---Accurate, this is what I found out researching:

Red sky at night, sailors delight.
When we see a red sky at night, this means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west. Basically good weather will follow.

Red sky in morning, sailorís warning.
A red sunrise reflects the dust particles of a system that has just passed from the west. This indicates that a storm system may be moving to the east. If the morning sky is a deep fiery red, it means a high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain is on its way.

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Nicely said!  8-) Never thought about it like that!

Ok, how about this one?

If crows fly low, winds going to blow; If crows fly high, winds going to die.

Chimney smoke descends, our nice weather ends

That's pretty much the same saying isn't it? I guess it just has to do with high and low pressure?

Dr Obbins:
 "Every heavy fog in August means a snow event during the winter"

The local formers here in KY were warning us last August after many morning fogs. We have had a much colder and more snow days this year.

Sorry I hadn't seen this sooner, and in West Virginia, many farmers say this as well... I may keep track for fun this coming August  ;)


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