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Thunder in Feb. means snow within 10 days?


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#1 coreytucker

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:23 PM

I heard this I think from a Met in Atlanta, I believe it was Glenn Burns on channel 2 action news. This was about 5 years ago when I heard it, so I might have it wrong. Maybe it was thunder in Jan snow within 10 days? Anyone ever heard this?

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 12:06 AM

So if I had snow within the last week does that mean I'll get thunder soon?   icon_razz.gif
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#3 PerryW

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 01:21 AM

QUOTE(coreytucker)
I heard this I think from a Met in Atlanta, I believe it was Glenn Burns on channel 2 action news. This was about 5 years ago when I heard it, so I might have it wrong. Maybe it was thunder in Jan snow within 10 days? Anyone ever heard this?


It's an old wives tale I've heard from old timers all my life, but in reality isn't always true.  I remember January's and February's in which numerous thunderstorms occurred yet we recieved no measurable snow; just this winter we had tornadoes in early January, but only a trace of snow has fallen in the seven weeks since.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 08:04 AM

That must be a legend from deeper in the South.  I've not heard it.

Up here, the tale is that the number of fogs in August corresponds to the number of snows we get in a winter.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:02 AM

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That must be a legend from deeper in the South.  I've not heard it.

Up here, the tale is that the number of fogs in August corresponds to the number of snows we get in a winter.


Yeah, and I have fog almost every day in August.
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#6 Mike

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:53 PM

What I've always heard is "Thunder in February, FROST in April". Meaning, the date it thunders in February, it will frost on the same date in April.

My grandfather said it was how they know when to plant crops.

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 09:39 AM

Mike hit it on the head, I've seen it happen time and time again.

It may not frost to the day, but it will be close.
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