Weather Folklore

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

Hot  Whether it’s cold or whether it’s hot; We shall have weather, whether or not!

Wind  No weather is ill, if the wind is still.

Weather Vane  NEWS and weather; they travel together.

Sun & Rain  A sunshiny shower won’t last half an hour.

Rained On  Rain, rain go away; come back another day.

Moon  Clear moon, frost soon.

Moon & Star  The moon and the weather may change together, but change of the moon does not change the weather.

Sun  From twelve ‘til two tells what the day will do.

Rain  The more rain, the more rest; fair weather’s not always best.

Birds  When sea birds fly to land there truly is a storm at hand.

Drizzle  To talk of the weather is nothing but folly; when it rains on the hill, it suns in the valley.

Rain Drop Waving  It rains as long as it takes rain to come.

Lightning  The sharper the blast, the sooner it’s past.

Sun & Cloud  Yellow streaks in sunset sky, wind and daylong rain is nigh.

Cabin in the Snow  Year of snow, fruit will grow.

Snowman  The chill is on, near and far, in all the months that have an ‘R’.

Rainbow   Rainbow at noon, more rain soon.

Windy  The south wind brings wet weather…the north wind, wet and cold together; the west wind always brings us rain…the east wind blows it back again.

Cow Holding Umbrella  When a cow tries to scratch her ear it means a shower is very near.

Onion  Onionskin is very thin, mild winter is coming in. Onionskin is thick and tough winter will be cold and rough.

Girl & Duck  Ice in November to walk a duck, the winter will be all rain and muck.

Duck in the Rain  Rain before seven, quit by eleven.

Stars  When the stars begin to huddle the earth will soon begin to puddle.

Umbrella & Rain  Evening red and morning gray speed the traveler on his way. Evening gray and morning red bring down rain upon his head.

Rainbow  Rainbow in the east, sailors at peace. Rainbow in the west, sailors in distress.

Cool Moon  Pale moon doth rain, red moon doth blow, white moon doth neither rain nor snow.

Rain & Umbrella  When the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass.

Rainbow  Rainbow in the morning, shepherds take warning; rainbow at night, shepherds’ delight.