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Tip for Predicting the Weather

Updated on February 10, 2018

Predicting the Weather

Predicting the weather has become a professional science and generally the predictions are correct or close. There are many explanations. Generally, we'll turn on the TV, or radio, or even online to find out what the weather is going to be the next day, or even that day. Either way we all become dependant of that system.


One day we ( friends and I ) were discussing this same topic. Then we were told by someone that if we look up and watch the airplanes, an almost always accurate prediction can be made.

The Airplane Trail

The story says that if you watch the trail that the airplane makes as it's travelling across the sky, it'll give you the tip for predicting the weather. The thing to watch for is that if it leaves a stream of that white smoke (for lack of better words) across the sky, you could bet that the weather is going to get wet. The moisture gets trapped and the trail it usually the sign that precipitation is about to fall. If there is no trail behind the plane, generally this means that the atmospheric pressure is drier and the moisture can burn off. No trail= nice days are coming.

I thought it was interesting.

....thanks for reading...............Phil..

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 Just wanted to add that I watched the planes on a couple of occasions. What I have noticed is that after the trail is set, the the change of weather happens within three days. The first time the rain came in two days and the next time the rain came in two and a half days. I'm wondering if this is the pattern. I'm going to keep my eye on this. Cheers!


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      Phil Dapple 7 years ago from Ontario,Canada

      Thank you

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Interesting I did not know this, therefore I will look for a trail in the sky. Thank you so much for an intresting read. :)