|Red sky at sunset.|
Last week's snow and everyone's complaints about St. John's having snow in May made me think of the folk belief that May snow had special properties. Both folklorist Dale Jarvis and archivist Larry Dohey have written about it in their blogs. You can click here for Dale's post and here for Larry's for more information.
Today I figured I would ask the question: What beliefs do you know about the weather?
I posted the picture of the sunset with the red sky because as a child I always heard the rhyme:
Red sky at night,
Red sky in morning,
Sailor's take warning.
What are some of the other ways to foretell the weather? Do you know any other warnings?
I've always heard of galing cats predicting a storm. Do you know any other animals who can predict the weather?
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Here are two beliefs sent in by Berk Reynolds originally from Salmon Cove, Conception Bay North:
1. Animals, particularly goats coming home from the hills before a storm in summer
(or when you wouldn't expect them)
2. Whatever the prevailing wind direction is at on Good so it will be for the summer