As the seasons change, so do our methods of predicting the weather.
But one forecasting tale has endured the test of time – the tale of rime ice.
For centuries, farmers across the globe have used the occurrence of rime ice to plan their planting and harvesting schedules. Rime ice forms on cold, winter days when temperatures drop below freezing. The formation of this majestic frost is usually accompanied with fog or mist, and can be seen coating trees, fences, and other outdoor structures. When the temperature drops below freezing, the fog turns to ice, creating a thin layer of crystalline frost.
Though seemingly insignificant, the formation of rime ice is actually a vital sign for farmers and gardeners. The occurrence of this frosty phenomenon is an indicator that the coldest days of winter have passed, and that a very wet spring will soon follow. When the first signs of rime ice appear, farmers know that in six months there will be plenty of rain for their crops.
This ancient weather forecasting tale has been a reliable indicator for centuries, and is still used today by many farmers and gardeners. So, if you’re a gardener or farmer, mark your calendars on days of rime ice, and know that in six months there will be plenty of rain. This ancient weather forecasting tale is a reliable indicator that a very wet spring is on the way.
Mark your calendars and see what will happen in six months from our weeks of rime ice we have had in January. After six years of drought, this is a great weather forecasting tale to look forward to.
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