Weather stone at the Craven Arms pub and cruck barn,
, North Yorkshire, reputedly more accurate than
Pond at nature reserve in Kinsey Heath,
, with tripod from which a weather rock hangs
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 "analysing" weather with the weather stone [edit ]
Some examples of the instructions for the weather stone include:
If the rock is wet, it's raining. If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing. If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining. If the rock does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy. If the rock is not visible, it is foggy. If the rock is white, it is snowing. If the rock is coated with ice, there is a frost. If the ice is thick, it's a heavy frost. If the rock is bouncing, there is an earthquake. If the rock is under water, there is a flood. If the rock is warm, it is sunny. If the rock is missing, there was a tornado. If the rock is wet and swinging violently, there is a hurricane. If the rock has white splats on it, watch out for birds. Locations [edit ]
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
As of late July 2012 Nature Camp in Vesuvius, Virginia also has a weather rock.
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