Wisdom from the Past
the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass.
is a sign of rain when flies bit more aggressively than normal.
is a sign of rain when cattle bunch together.
we hear noises from far away, moisture is on its way.
you cut an onion and milky colored juice runs out it means moisture is coming.
it rains when the Sun is shining, it is going to rain tomorrow.
is coming when lots of ant hills are seen on the roadside.
the Big Dipper holds water, it won’t rain.
the dull side of leaves on trees are showing, it will rain.
the Moon is tipped, it will rain
Cold is the night when the stars shine
ring around the Moon means cold weather.
A sun do (ring around the Sun) means a cold
spell is coming.
When corn husks are tight on the
cob, a cold winter is ahead.
Cold weather is on its way when you
see a high flying flock of geese heading South.
a person’s arthritis flairs up, there will be a change in the weather.
aches are a sign of a weather change.
Robins in the bush are a sign of an
If birds fly in groups near the
ground, there will be a change in the weather.
If cream won’t whip, a lightning
storm will follow.
Animals know when the weather will
change to a storm.
Students acting up in school
indicates a change in weather.
Fall is coming when the blackbirds
start to bunch up in big flocks.
If crickets come early, there will
be an early fall.
When corn husks are thick, it is
going to be a long, hard winter.
When muskrats build big houses, it’s
a sign of a hard winter.
Lots of berries on the trees
indicate a coming hard winter.
If the Sun goes down clear on Friday
night, clear weather will prevail in the week.
Adapted from: Water resources. Suitcase
Exhibits, North Dakota, ND State Historical Society. Bismarck, ND.