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Grandma Says

Weather Lore From Meteorologist Cindy Day

by (author) Cindy Day

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
Meteorology & Climatology
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
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Rain before seven, fine by eleven.
 When chimney smoke descends the fair weather ends.
 When swallows fly high the weather will be dry; when birds fly low expect rain and a blow


On Cindy Day's grandmother's farm, the weather wasn't predicted with a computer or official forecast, but by accumulated wisdom and careful observation. Cindy's grandma was a constant prognosticator, making predictions about the weather that more often than not, proved correct!


Grandma Says is a collection of 80 weather-related sayings that Cindy recalls from her grandmother. Now CTV's meteorologist, Cindy explains the science behind this traditional weather lore, and over 40 accent illustrations complement the text.

About the author

Meteorologist Cindy Day has a passion for the weather that goes back to her rural roots. She grew up on a dairy farm in Bainsville Ontario. Surrounded by nature and influenced by wise parents and a grandmother with a keen sense for forecasting the weather, Cindy become an eager, curious student. Armed with weather lore and lots of questions...her quest began. With a career that spans more than 25 years, it's safe to say that Cindy has covered the weather from every angles. It all started with Environment Canada, briefing pilots at the MacDonald Cartier Airport in Ottawa. That led to a media career that began with CFRA radio, hosting a program called Ottawa AM. She was the first full-time meteorologist on private radio in Canada. She eventually created her own business - "Weather by Day" - providing seasonal forecasts, climate data and radio reports for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.Cindy made the Maritimes her home in 1998 when she joined the Global News team. In 2007 she took on new challenges with a move to CTV. When Cindy is not analyzing weather charts, you might find her on the golf course in the summer or catching snowflakes on her tongue in the winter. Her passion for good food leads her to local markets then right back to the kitchen where she loves to create fabulous meals. She's an avid hockey fan, or should I say an admitted Montreal Canadiens groupie!

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