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Determining what the weather is going to do is about as old a tradition as one could find. These predictions often hold great importance, affecting travel, acquiring food, the design and materials we make things with, the list keeps running long. The responsibility for this great endeavor has often fallen on the shoulders of witches, mystics and the like. I figure rightly so, it often takes uncommon skills and knowledge and sometimes an extra edge to be right more than not. Going back there's been no shortage of methods. Talking to ancestors, looking at clouds, arthritis as a tool, local news papers, groundhog oracles, and again it just gos on. For myself I think I've mostly taken notice of soon to come local weather shifts. Its mostly subconscious. I'll figure its going to rain in the after noon so try and finish up in the garden early or keep my tools under cover on a work site. Its not till thinking back on the day that a realize I'm reacting to what the birds where doing in the morning or the sound of a distant horse and such, and if I'm wrong so what the weather seldom bothers me. Likewise with getting the all clear in spring and time to pack up in early winter. I just go with my gut. It most often works out. However, anymore folk are asking me about the weather. More and more often this is connected to things important to them like planing an outdoor wedding or birthday. Or it has heavy consequences such as planting season or preparing for winter. Maybe their loosing faith in the weatherman. If so I can't really blame them the forecast is always off here by a somewhat reliable amount. No matter what the reason, I figure its high time to put some effort into it. For me that means study by working to remember, seek out and compile methods. Put them to use and testing myself till I get things successful enough that I'm comfortable with my ability. That and I figure such a old broad topic might strike up some good conversation here. So if you've got any interest in what the weathers going to do speak up.