|Photo by Ned Harris 6/21/2014|
Limber bush in bloom, two weeks 'til monsoon. Okay, I made up the bad poem, but I did hear of this limber bush lore. Ned and I heard something similar about cicadas. When cicadas you first hear, 2 weeks 'til the rains are here. Okay, I made that one up, too. But at least it rhymes : -)
Both of these were presented as '2 weeks until the rains begin.' We might be able to fudge with the limber bush promise; it did rain (briefly) in some parts of Tucson approximately 2 weeks after some limber bush or another started blooming. But I recall hearing cicadas in May...
Any other predictors of monsoon rains involving the natural world? Send 'em in! Next year, we'll investigate them scientifically.
How about the myth that the monsoon start on June 15 (as opposed to average daily dewpoint is 54° F or greater for three consecutive days)?ReplyDelete