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IF THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHIND A CLOUD ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, IT WILL
RAIN BEFORE SUNDAY NIGHT.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HERNDON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF IT RAINS ON THE 17TH DAY OF JULY, RAIN WILL BE IN SIGHT
FOR THE NEXT FORTY DAYS. IT MIGHT NOT RAIN EVERY DAY, BUT
IT WILL BE CLOSE ENOUGH FOR YOU TO SEE IT.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HERNDON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 17
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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WHERE THE WIND IS AT SUNRISE ON NEW YEAR'S MORNING, IT WILL BE
MOST OF THE TIME FOR THE NEXT FORTY MORNINGS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HERNDON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.40
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF IT THUNDERS BEFORE SEVEN IN THE MORNING, IT WILL RAIN
BEFORE ELEVEN.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HERNDON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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IF THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHIND A BANK (OF CLOUDS?) ON SUNDAY,
IT WILL RAIN BEFORE WEDNESDAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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IF IT RAINS WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING, IT WILL RAIN THE NEXT DAY
AT THE SAME TIME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P452
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-07-1968

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SPEAKING OF RAIN, SIM TOLD ME THAT A LOT OF THE OLDTIMERS SAY
TO WATCH THE FOG IN THE MORNING. IF THE FOG IS UP IN THE
MORNING, IT'LL RAIN AND IF IT DOESN'T, IT WON'T.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO BELIEVE THAT ANY TIME THAT IT GOT WARM
BETWEEN THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER AND MARCH, IT WAS A SIGN THAT
IT WAS GOING TO RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F110
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F120
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction

Date learned: 06-29-1970

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IF A GROUND HOG SEES HIS SHADOW, WE WILL HAVE SIX MORE WEEKS
OF COLD WEATHER.

Data entry tech comment: ON GROUNDHOG'S DAY, PRESUMABLY.

Where learned: ALABAMA, ASSUMED ; MONTGOMERY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Plants
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF IT RAINS WITH THE SUN SHINING, IT'LL RAIN THE SAME TIME
THE NEXT DAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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IF IT STARTS RAINING BEFORE SEVEN IT WILL END BEFORE ELEVEN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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IF IT RAINS THE FIRST DAY OF ANY MONTH, IT WILL RAIN FIFTEEN
DAYS DURING THAT MONTH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.1.15
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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IF THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHIND A CLOUD ON WEDNESDAY, IT WILL RAIN
BEFORE MONDAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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SUN DOGS (SMALL RAINBOWS AT EACH SIDE OF A SETTING SUN) INDICATE
FALLING (FAILING?) WEATHER WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.

Where learned: CENTERVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IF A ROOSTER CROWS AFTER HE HAS GONE TO ROOST, IT WILL RAIN
BEFORE MORNING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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IF THE GROUNDHOG SEES HIS SHADOW ON FEBRUARY 2, THERE WILL BE
SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IF IT IS RAINING WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING, IT WILL RAIN THE
SAME TIME THE NEXT DAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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