Weather rock

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For other uses, see Weather stone.
Weather stone at the Craven Arms pub and cruck barn, Barden, Craven, North Yorkshire, reputedly more accurate than Paul Hudson, the BBC weather man
Pond at nature reserve in Kinsey Heath, Audlem, Cheshire, with tripod from which a weather rock hangs
Milestone Weather Forecasting Stone, Newtown St Boswells, Scottish Borders

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.[1]

Instructions for "analyzing" weather with the weather stone[edit]

Some examples of the instructions for the weather stone include:


One example of a weather rock is located at Fort Drum, a US military site in New York state.[2]

There is a prominent and well-known weather rock in the Nature Area of Camp Rotary, a Boy Scout summer camp located in Clare, Michigan.[citation needed]

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.


  1. ^ Eric Shackle, Found - World's Oldest Weather Stone, Open Writing, March 26, 2006, retrieved February 11, 2011.
  2. ^ The Weather Rock, Guardlife volume 27 number 2, retrieved September 8, 2011.

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