In like a lion, out like a lamb

It was a WINDY day here today!

When I asked Madalyn what she did at school today, one of the things she told me was that the class needed to see if it was “a zero wind day, a one wind day, or a two wind day” so they went outside for a few minutes.

I asked her to tell me more …

She said they were trying to figure out if March was acting like a lion or a lamb, and today was a lion day.

Have you ever wondered why we talk about the weather in March as a lion or a lamb?

I have, so I went searching for information!

Here is what I found on the Farmers’ Almanac: The Truth Behind  In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb:

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb?”

Is there any truth to this saying??? Weather sayings are as colorful as our imagination. While many sayings are based on careful observations and turn out to be accurate, others are merely rhymes or beliefs of the people who came before us.

Those people often believed that bad spirits could affect the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or did not do in certain situations. Those beliefs often included ideas that there should be a balance in weather and life. So, if a month came in bad (like a lion), it should go out good and calm (like a lamb).

With March being such a changeable month, in which we can see warm spring-like temperatures or late-season snowstorms, you can understand how this saying might hold true in some instances. We can only hope that if March starts off cold and stormy it will end warm and sunny, but the key word is hope. However, this saying seems be to more of a rhyme  rather than a true weather predictor.

I thought there was some interesting information there, but I am still not quite sure what to think.

I wonder what other things could be used as a weather predictor ….


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