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The weather rock or weather stone is a humor display that pokes fun at the intricate technology used in modern weather forecasts, as well as the fact that their accuracy is less than perfect. A rock is typically hung from a tripod and accompanied by a sign indicating how to read it.
Some examples of the instructions for the weather stone include:
There is a weather rock at the Donner's Pass Historic Site (just outside Lake Tahoe).
There is a weather rock at Bloomington Zoo in Central Illinois.
There is a weather rock in Rhododendron, Oregon near the Zig Zag River off Road 10.
There is a weather rock at the Pancake Bay Trading Post near Pancake Bay Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.
There is a weather rock at Seven Ranges Boy Scout Reservation in Kensington, Ohio.
There is a weather rock at Firelands Scout Reservation in Wakeman, Ohio.
There is a weather rock outside the McDonald's restaurant in Lithgow, NSW, Australia,
There is a weather rock at Tenterfield in NSW, Australia.
As of late July 2012 Nature Camp in Vesuvius, Virginia also has a weather rock.