Woodsman Folklore 4 (Folklore or Biblical?)

Predicting the Weather

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Most of us are familiar with some old folklore saying, or sailor rhyme, when it comes to weather prediction. Here is one below that you may have heard over time:

  • Red sky by night, a sailor’s delight.
  • Red sky by morning, sailor take warning.

This saying has been used over a long period of time. But how long? And where did it come from? This always amazes me when I find out where old sayings have, or may have derived.

So in the Bible, under Matthew, Chapter 16, verse 2-3….it says:

“In reply he said to them: When evening falls, you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is fire-red. And in the morning, it will be wintry, rainy weather today for the sky is fire-red but gloomy.”

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