Predicting weather is a gamble at best since the only truth about any forecast is that it's wrong. With your own weather rock you will always know what's going on outside. Here's how to prepare and mount your very own weather rock.
- Find a rock. Any type of rock will do. Pick one that fits in your hand comfortably. The rock should be of a shape that a string tied around the rock will not easily come off.
- Prepare the rock for mounting. Tie a suitably hardy string or twine around the rock. The string or twine should be strong enough to withstand any of the bad weather conditions in your area.
- Mount the rock. Tie the other end of the string or twine around a tree branch or any other available support that will allow the rock to hang and swing freely. The rock should hang at least one foot below the support. The rock should also be located where it will be affected by all weather conditions.
- Read your weather rock. With your weather rock installed, you will never again be at a loss as to the current weather conditions. Here's how to read your new weather rock.
- If the rock is wet, it's raining.
- If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing.
- If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
- If the rock does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy.
- When the rock turns white, it is snowing.
- In the morning, if the rock is coated with ice, there is a frost. If the ice is thick, it's a heavy frost.
Of course, any of these conditions can be combined during confused weather conditions. With practice, you will become very adept at using your weather rock to determine weather conditions at your location.