"Red sky at night, sailor's delight".....
February 6, 2014 12:13 PM Subscribe
So I've heard this little ditty all my life, perhaps especially because I was a Navy brat:
Red sky at night, sailor's delight;
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning"
It's poetic and easy to remember, it rhymes..... but is it true?!? I mean, from a forecasting standpoint, is it a good, consistant predictor of coming weather? And if so, why: what is it about a red sky at sunset or sunrise that would make a difference?
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