Old Timers Weather Predictions
January 22, 2010
A number of years ago, an old timer told us that there will be rain six months following a hoarfrost. So a few years back, we started paying close attention to when the hoar frosts occurred, and flipping the calendar six months ahead to see when we could expect rains. Interestingly, most of the time it does rain within a day or two of the date we marked ‘hoarfrost six months ago’. And if we had many days of hoar frosts in a row, we can almost count on as many days of rainy weather later on.
Last week we had four days in a row of beautiful hoarfrosts, and this week two days, so it looks like a rainy spell in mid-July, which is perfect for the crops and gardens, and a reminder that we should have all the cultivating done before then. Our last two summers have been exceptionally dry, so any hint of moisture, even by old timers predictions, gives hope for the upcoming growing season.
Check back in six months to see if the old timer was right………