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- 1) BIRDS AS WEATHER OMENS:-a) The Crane heads for the mountain when there are signs of good weather. When a storm is coming she stays around swamps and bog-holes.b) The starlings and crows flock together a day or two before a storm and fly low, in proximity to farm-houses. The crows appear to "tumble" before high wind.c) The drake usually heads the flock in good weather. When a change is coming he brings up the rear.d) Geese flutter and fly wildly about before squally weather.
2) SIGNS IN THE SKY:-a) When the point from which the wind is blowing is clear a fair interval may be expected.b) A "curdled" sky denotes rain
3) SIGNS IN THE FIREa) A downward puff in the chimney is a sign of rain
b) A blue light in the fire is a sign of storm
c) Unusually strong heat off the fire in Winter is a sign of forthcoming snowstorm or of frost.
4) ANIMALS AS WEATHER OMENS:-a) A horse or a donkey gallops through the field before a stormb) The cat washes her face before rain, and if(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Á. Nic an Phrír