I consider my Dad to have been an old timer. He would say and do things that were odd when it came to weather, but there was hardly a time that he wasn’t right. He monitored the animal (wild and domestic), he watched the sky, and the sight of the geese flying south or north during their migration prompted another seasonal comment.
It was from him that I learned about some of the neat things Mother Nature can tell us. Take all the fog we’ve been having. I diligently mark it on the calendar. I then move to the date on the calendar that is 90 days in the future, and record it again, including the month from when the fog actually happened.
The prediction is that 90 days hence from any type of fog, there will be precipitation of some kind. Now you may think that this is a hokey old story, but, I have used this system for years and it has very rarely been wrong.
I must admit, I do not count out the actual 90 days, I use the three month theory and then +/-a couple of days. Even doing it this lazy man’s way still produces the same results.
So now that I have shared this little bit of weather forecasting history with you, make note that the month of January 2017 is going to be brutal for precipitation according to what the old timers would have predicted.
Next time you have fog in your area, record it on your calendar and again 90 days out and see what happens. You might be able to plan your outdoor activities without the help of the T.V. meteorologist.
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