Toms Tips About Signs

By Tom Neale, 9/5/2012

Always look for and pay attention to weather signs. They are real time and on scene and can be very helpful. A few examples:

1. Swarms of seagulls in the fields inshore may indicate a very bad storm coming.

2. Old sayings such as the one about “red sky in the morning sailor take warning, red sky at night sailor’s delight” can be very helpful.

3. Little tail descending from a ragged edge of a dark cloud may portend water spouts or tornados.

4. Wind dropping off from a steady predicted breeze may indicate a local event developing, such as a local squall.

5. Significant haze in the west or over land on a hot summer day may be hiding squall clouds.



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