In times of yore ( yore occurring around 1389) the appearance of thunder was a mixed bag. Thunder during January augured bumper crops, along with war when it crackled over the sky. However, thunder in December heralded abundant fruit trees, provisions and harmony among people.
Harry the Hayward’s Thunder Prognostication Chart (1389)
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Wonder what the climate synoptics if that was? And what was going on in September?
Hi Mike climate synoptics hmmm I am sorry I am not sure about that actually. I actually found this obscure medieval reference to weather and the augurs of thunder in an absolutely incredible book I am reading at the moment called Weatherland. This one you would love too I think.
It’s packed full of goodies like the history of the weathervane, how the Romantic poets and Shakespeare wrote about English weather, and how this influenced culture. The image and description here is taken from the book I couldn’t find much online about this image either so it remains very mysterious and unexplained treasure of the past 😀