Good Friday – Bad Wind
The arrow on a weather vane swings and points into the oncoming wind.
Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:31AM ADT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:00PM ADT
The Easter weekend is steeped in tradition, both religious and secular. When I was young, we spent a lot of time in church and a lot of time in the kitchen. After a long cold winter, people seemed to come out of hibernation and gather and share a meal or two and a few good stories. Despite the hectic time, Grandma made a point of looking out the window at 4 o’clock Good Friday afternoon. It was important to know what the wind direction was at that exact time.
According to legend, the wind direction at 4 pm Good Friday was an indicator of the kind of summer we might expect.
If the wind was from the south, it would be a warm summer.
An East wind meant it would be wet.
A North wind was a sign that the summer months would be cold.
A West wind indicated a dry summer.
So, did you happen to notice which way the wind was blowing at 4 pm on Friday?
Let me tell you: without exception, the wind was from the north across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. So if Grandma is right, it looks like summer will be a cool one.