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.


Posted by vw bug at July 31, 2007 06:32 AM | TrackBack

Wow! That's pretty cool!!

Posted by: Richmond at July 31, 2007 09:31 AM

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

Posted by: pam at July 31, 2007 09:42 AM

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

Posted by: Matthew M. F. Miller at July 31, 2007 11:12 AM

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.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at July 31, 2007 11:30 AM