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--- Quote from: MikeSatter on January 30, 2014, 03:34:57 PM ---This is one that I remember from the Bible.
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in the morning shepherd's warning’

--- End quote ---

Never heard a scientific explanation for that one, maybe someone else might know a good reason?

Here's another one!

A ring around the sun or moon,
Means that rain will come real soon

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, sailor’s 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.

and a local one:  Ed Wilson happy and smiling,  Bad weather coming   (local NBC station)


a little accurate


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