Yup, you guessed right: witchcraft.
And just your luck–in this day and age, you won’t be burned at the stake!
JUST kidding… forecasting weather isn’t all fun n’ games. It is an endeavor that’s been seriously undertaken since man turned his hand to reap the earth’s harvest. Often, people have set their ambitious gazes towards the sky. Color, cloud formations, and the direction of the wind are all foreshadowing sky phenomena.
Though we may call ourselves the most “advanced” of the earth-walking species, we lag far behind in the area of intuitively sensing change in the atmosphere. Other animals, especially birds, are much more in tune with the rumblings of future storms.
In that mystical period just before the rain, all animals become quiet in a literal “calm before the storm”. These behaviors–in both flora and fauna–are what we must observe to get a better grip on the “moods” of our environment. Let this infographic enlighten you on such a primal, crucial matter. (via)