Storm Glass – How They Work
Have you ever seen a storm glass? Maybe you know it better as a weather predictor. I first discovered these wonderful little contraptions about a year or two ago and instantly fell in love with it. Not only was it pretty to look at it was absolutely fascinating watching the follicles in the device changing every day.
A storm glass or weather predictor is a sealed glass bottle with chemicals inside that react with the weather (more light and temperature) outside or in a room (From personal experience the weather predictor works much better if placed on a windowsill, or near the window on a side table or something, but not to place it in direct sunlight!) As long as the ornament has access to natural lighting and a bit of natural temperature too, it should work just fine. You’re going to have completely different results if you’ve placed your storm glass by a radiator and wondering why it’s predicting sunshine or somewhat when it’s actually snowing outside, do you know what I mean?
Storm glasses do not predict the weather for that day though, they’re known for predicting the weather 1-3 days later. Today these funky little objects are more known to measure temperature as apposed to pressure that they once, back in the 1700’s used to be more known for.
Here’s a guide on how to read a storm glass from wxobservation.com
How to Read a Storm Glass
|Storm Glass Observation||Weather Prediction|
|Cloudy liquid with small spots||Storms|
|Clear liquid||Bright & sunny|
|Small spots in winter months||Sunny, but snow coming|
|Large flakes||Overcast sky, snow in winter months|
|Flakes toward the top of the glass||Winds in the atmosphere, weather change coming|
|Cloudy liquid||Either raining or rain coming soon|
|Strands at top of the glass||Windy|
|Small spots suspended in the liquid||Foggy|
|Crystals at bottom of the glass||Frost|
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