Weather Questions tagged “folklore” (remove tag filter)
Question: Does a cat washing behind it's ears signal rain within the next 24 hours? — Leon Morris
Question: I have always heard that if there is a halo around the moon, it usually means that it will snow in the next day or few days. I still believe this, so far I have not been wrong about this, what is your thinking on this? I think if you all would pay close attention to this as well, you may find that snow would be likely. — Lynn Mullaney
Question: What time is Happy Hour at the Iso Bar? — George Newport
Question: The WRAL weather team is continually using I-95 as a boundary in its regional forecasting. Is this because it simply serves as a convenient and useful man-made reference line, or does the highway trace a geographic feature that truly influences weather patterns? — Andrew Sleeth
Question: Do you use of folk lore and wives tales in your forecast? — Eddie
Question: Growing up I was always told that for every second counted after you see lightning that is how many miles the strike was from your position (i.e. 2 seconds = 2 miles). However, recently I read that the reality is for every 5 seconds after a strike is roughly how far away the lightning was. My question is either of these correct or is there even a way to calculate the distance a strike was from your position without sophisticated equipment? — Lee
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