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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...among signs of wet, if not
wind, to be expected. More than usual twinkling of the stars,
1ndistinctness or apparent multiplication of the moon's horns,
haloes, "wind dogs' (fragments or pieces of rainbows, sometimes
called ' wind galls "), seen on detached clouds, and the rainbow,
are more or less signif1cant of increasing wind, if not approaching
rain, with or without wind. Lastly, the dryness or dampness of the
air, and its temperature (for the season) should always be
considered, with other indications of change, or continuance of
wind and weather. On Barometer scales, the following contractions
may be useful: --A Rising Barometer. A "rapid" rise indicates
unsettled weather. A "gradual" rise indicates settled weather. A
"rise" with dry air, and cold increasing in summer, indicates wind
from northward, and if rain has fallen better weather is to be
expected. A "rise "with moist air and a low temperature, indicates
wind and rain from northward. A "rise" with southerly wind,
indicates fine weather. A Steady Barometer. With dry air and a
seasonable temperature, indicates a continuance of very fine
weather. A Falling Barometer. A "rapid " fall indicates stormy
weather. A "rapid " fall, with westerly wind, indicates stormy
weather from northward. A "fall," with a northerly wind, indicates
storm, with rain and hail in summer, and snow in winter. A "fall,"
with increasing moisture in the air, and the heat increasing,
indicates wind and rain from southward. A "fall," with dry air and
cold increasing (in winter) indicates snow. A "fall," after very
calm and warm weather, indicates rain, with squally weather.
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