Barometers, (How To Consult Them). In very hot weather, the fall of the mercury denotes thunder. Otherwise, a sudden fall denotes high wind.

In frosty weather, the fall of the barometer denotes thaw.

If wet weather happens soon after the fall of the barometer, expect little of it.

In wet weather, if the barometer falls, expect much wet.

In fair weather, if the barometer falls much, and remains low, expect much wet in a few days, and probably wind.

N. B. - The barometer sinks lowest of all for wind and rain together; next to that for wind - (except it be an east or northwest wind.) *

In winter, the rise of the barometer denotes frost.

In frosty weather the rise of the barometer indicates snow.

If fair weather happens soon after the rise of the barometer, expect but little of it.

In wet weather, if the barometer rises high, and remains so, expect continued fine weather in a day or two.

In wet weather, if the mercury rises suddenly very high, tine weather will not last long.