If June is wet, will September be dry? Check out some of these weather lore sayings for the month of June. How many of these do you know?Read More
Before there were weather apps for your smartphone, Doppler radar, or the National Weather Service, our ancestors were busy observing their natural surroundings and noticed that animal behavior, clouds, and other elements of nature gave clues about the weather to come.
The result: weather folklore — sayings, rhymes and anecdotes that were passed down from generation to generation. Weather lore is one of our favorite subjects here at Farmers’ Almanac, and It’s been a reader favorite since our very first edition in 1818.
Below is a collection from our archives.
Can you forecast rain based on leaves? Our ancestors did it! See if there's any truth to the old weather lore saying.Read More
Spring is a crazy time for weather, especially April! Check out some of these April weather lore sayings. How many of these do you know?Read More
Sunny days, warm temperatures, and enough rain to keep the plants growing. Where is this perfect spot?Read More
Winter weather getting you down? Learn how to predict what may be coming next.Read More
Can you catch a bird by putting salt on its tail? Find out.Read More
Learn about this warming weather pattern and what must be in place to make it officially an "Indian Summer."Read More
Natural Signs of a Bad WinterRead More
According to weather lore, coffee supposedly can foretell what type of weather is in store for you. There is a belief that if the bubbles of coffee collect in the center of your cup, you can expect fair weather. If they adhere to the cup, forming a ring, you should expect rain. If they separateRead More
This unique phenomenon has been a cause of a lot of speculation and awe. Learn what it is and what causes this "fire."Read More