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8 Weather Lore Sayings You May Not Know

8 Weather Lore Sayings You May Not Know

To celebrate April’s crazy weather, here are some spring weather sayings you may not have heard of and one you most definitely have:

1.    If it thunders on All Fool’s Day, it brings good crops of corn and hay.

2.    A cold May and a windy April, a full barn.

3.    The louder the frog, the more the rain.

4.    If the oak is out before the ash then we are in for a splash,
But if the ash is out before the oak we are in for a soak.

5.    March’ll search ye, April try ye; May’ll tell, whether live or die ye.

6.    Rain before seven, fine before eleven.

7.    Sounds traveling far and wide, A rainy day will betide.

8.    A cow with its tail to the west, makes weather the best; A cow with its tail to the east, makes weather the least.

And then the one we all know:
April Showers Make May flowers.

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