Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Predicting the Weather

Every once in a while I run across a blog or some information on the net that I find interesting. It is at these moments I have to decide whether I want to share it on my blog or just wait for my kids to get old enough to figure out for themselves that Mom is a little strange.

I couldn't resist reading this post on 'How To: Predict the weather without checking the forecast'...

Which gave a teaser like:

Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and smell the air.

  • Plants release their waste in a low pressure atmosphere, generating a smell like compost and indicating an upcoming rain.
  • Swamps will release methane just before a storm because of the lower pressure, which leads to unpleasant smells.
  • A proverb says "Flowers smell best just before a rain." Scents are stronger in moist air, associated with rainy weather.

And proceeded to send you HERE.



Richmond said...

Wow! That's pretty cool!!

pam said...

Wowza! I bookmarked that to look at later; love stuff like that...! :)

Matthew M. F. Miller said...

I'm skeptical, but intrigued. It's like a weather horoscope. How fun!

Quality Weenie said...

Or just make friends with someone with arthritis.

I have a 98% predictability rate and can tell you 4 days in advance.

I kept telling Mr Weenie on sunday that is was going to rain and he said, no weatherpeople said no rain until Friday ... it rained on sunday, told him to never doubt the great rain predictor.