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Spring Weather Lore and More!

Spring Weather Lore and More!

While most of us are familiar with “April showers bring May flowers,” there are many other weather folklore sayings associated with the spring season, which is notorious for wild, crazy weather. Which of these have you heard?

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Weather By Deer, Elk, and Donkey?

Weather By Deer, Elk, and Donkey?

Groundhogs aren’t the only animals that can tip you off about the climate outside. See who else to watch!

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Winter Weather Lore and Wasps’ Nests

Winter Weather Lore and Wasps’ Nests

More signs of what we can expect for winter from nature include how the wasps are building their nests. Read what we uncovered here in Maine!

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Wind Weather Lore

Wind Weather Lore

We did some digging in our files on weather lore about wind. How many of these sayings have you heard?

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December Weather Lore

December Weather Lore

Find out what the weather this month means for the rest of the year!

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The Persimmon Lady Returns for 2014!

The Persimmon Lady Returns for 2014!

This year’s update from “the Persimmon Lady.”

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What’s Your (Weather) Sign?

What’s Your (Weather) Sign?

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again, when we release our predictions for the coming winter. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out our 2014 weather outlook. It’s also the time when I start to ask you what kinds of signs you’re seeing in nature that may… Continue Reading »

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All About Rainbows!

All About Rainbows!

Fun and fascinating facts about one of nature’s most magical phenomena!

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Want a White Christmas? Ask St. Lucy!

Want a White Christmas? Ask St. Lucy!

What does St. Lucy’s Day have to do with a white Christmas? Find out!

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