Saturday, May 24, 2014

Outdoors Skills: Predict the Weather

Outdoors Skills: Predict the Weather - David Webb

Rating: ****

While out on the trail, the lack the technology we're used to today can really effect our judgement of the upcoming weather. This can lead to a rather wet miserable trip, but can be avoided by using some natural signs that are easily spotted if you know them.

"Predict the Weather" gives information and tips on ways to predict the weather using a few little indicators around the camp site. Some examples include low-flying birds/reduced bird activity, which indicates an incoming storm, or watching the camp fire, if the smoke hovers around ground-level it will most likely result in rain, as a low-pressure system is approaching.

This article was very helpful while being very short. Not knowing much about being able to predict the weather myself, preparing for the day ahead will be much easier for future trips.

Webb, David. "Outdoors Skills: Predict the Weather." Explore Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2014. <>.

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