Appalachian Dialect Weather

Falling Weather

falling weather noun1 Rain or snow; weather portending rain or snow.1924 (in 1952 Mathes Tall Tales 49) Granny Mag’s falling weather was at hand. Occasional lightening flashes filled the room with dazzling whiteness after which the tiny oil lamps in their wall brackets glowed sickly yellow again. 1936 LAMSAS (Madison Co NC). 1938 Justus No-End Hollow 227 By failing weather she meant rain or snow. 1939 Hall Coll. Sevierville TN We’re gonna have some fallin’ weather. (R. L. Branton) 1995…

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Forecasting Winter by Animals

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