Contributed by Andy Krug
To tell the temperature without a thermometer:
Count a cricket's "chirps" for 15 seconds and add 40. This
tells you the degrees in Fahrenheit.
If you cut a hailstone in half and count the rings, that information
will tell you how many times the hailstone fell and rose within the
a thunderstorm's updrafts.
The cool rush of air preceding a thunderstorm is caused by the downward
force of rainfall, and this rush of air is approximately 1-2 miles ahead
of the oncoming storm!
A typical cloud reflects 75% of the Sun's energy, leaving 25% of sunlight
to reach the ground.
The best time to go fishing, according to weather experts, is during
a full moon cycle. A full moon causes increased electromagnetic energy,
which in turn triggers traveling, feeding, and spawning responses in
fish and their prey.
(see Phases of