It’s a strange time for Maine weather. In Bangor this week, the high temperature will fluctuate between 63 and 56 degrees, with varying winds. Many Mainers will grapple with their mid-season coats, only to under (or over) dress for the weather.
Little House Living compiled a list of old-fashioned ways to predict the weather. Many of these tips require thinking ahead, so pay attention the night before.
Here are five of our favorites:
- To convert cricket chirps to degrees Fahrenheit, count number of chirps in 14 seconds then add 40 to get the temperature.
- Cirrocumulus clouds (small, puffy in rows) means that cold weather is on its way.
- The higher the clouds the fairer the weather.
- If the birds are flying high in the sky, fair weather will stay around.
- With dew before midnight, the next day sure will be bright.
Or you could just swipe right on your iPhone’s home screen. Cherish these in-between moments before overdressing becomes impossible.
Here’s our new favorite weatherman, The Redneck Archaeologist who has some more tips for you.