How do you tell when it's going to rain?
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
November 26, 2017 2:29pm CST
I was sitting at my computer early this morning, feeling the cool air across my bare feet. There were clouds in the sky, but I couldn't tell if they were rain clouds, or just fog burning off. Suddenly, I felt the air temperature drop about 7 degrees F. My feet, which had been cool, were cold. "It will rain soon," I said to myself. Half an hour later, the rain came. It has been raining slowly and steadily since 11 AM (It's 12:30 PM now). From the looks of things, it will continue through most of the afternoon. I cycled yesterday with my neighbor friend and his mother. It was 70 degrees, under partly cloudy skies. She drove me crazy, but that's another post. Can you tell when the rain is coming? What cues do you use?
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• East Tawas, Michigan
Instead of my bare feet, it's usually air flowing in the car window. Coming back from the city, the temperature drops about 10 degrees, while heading north. About five minutes later, it starts to rain! If the temperature remains almost the same, most generally it doesn't rain. Trust those toes!
• Boise, Idaho
We have had a lot of rain the last few days. It is so nice. I can tell by the sky and the smell if I am outside. If not outdoors I can check the weather and if the humidity is above about 35 then it will probably rain.
• Laguna Woods, California
@TheHorse - Our retirement community is on the inland side of the town of Laguna Beach. We are a four mile drive to the beach, but even closer "as the seagull flies." Whenever it is foggy and misty at the beach, it is usually the same where we live. Sometimes, in the winter, you almost feel as if you could wring the water out of the air! LOL
• St. Catharines, Ontario
Nice little garden ya has there. I know it's going to rain when I get rained on... I check the forecast, and if it says rain, I usually take my umbrella. If I don't believe the forecast and don't take my umbrella, then it almost definitely will rain. If I believe the forecast and do take my umbrella but it's an ackward nuisance to carry, it won't rain.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I can smell it for one. My knees hurt a lot is another. We haven't had rain for a few days now and my knees are working great - no pain. Just the way I like it. What I don't like is smelling snow in the air, giving me all kinds of expectations for it and it goes elsewhere - north or south of us. Absolutely not fair! I'm trying to work a deal out with God for lots of snow and a couple blizzards this year for the lack of snow we've had the last couple years. I don't think it will work though. God don't make deals. Though I think he did when my dad passed. The Cubs won the Series. So it's worth a try. I'd like to see a lot of snow this year, not just a couple inches.