Tag Archives: weather names

Mackerel Scales & Mares’ Tails


I’ve just finished walking the terrier. Oh how this little clown loves snow. How fun to sniff out mouse trails below the surface. The sun isn’t fully up yet so I got to see something magical. Here in the upper … Continue reading

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Screamers, Maulers, & Pineapples


The word Storm comes from a Proto-Germanic  word that means a violent and noisy commotion — sturmaz. Have you ever wondered how names stick? What inspired the first person to attach a name to something? More curious, how was it … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?


A while back, I blogged about the winds and how the ancients connected weather to the whim of the gods. Before my health scare last Thursday, I had written about the Alberta Clipper weather system that was blowing through my … Continue reading

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