Since most of the south is experiencing a long period of rain, I thought we might talk about folk beliefs that concern it.
It’s said if a cat sneezes in your house it means there will be rain that day. (But, if it is your wedding day, it means that you will have a long and happy marriage~with no rain for the day!)
When a fog rises away rapidly, it is always a sign of rain: "Fog goes up with a hop, Rain comes down with a drop". However, if fog seems to disappear into the ground, you can expect several days of clear weather.
When it rains on the first Sunday of the month, old-timers expect rain on the three following Sundays.
If chickens go into roost earlier than usual, it means a storm is coming.
These are two that I've heard all of my life:
If it rains while the sun is shining, the Devil is whipping his wife.
If it begins raining in the middle of the day and chickens remain out in the rain, it means it will rain all day. If they run for cover, it means we will only have a short shower and then it will clear up.
Do you know any rain signs?
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