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(Time)   In what is bound to be an award winning journalism landmark article, TIME magazine informs the world how to predict weather using a cat   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 40
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2014-02-18 12:35:02 PM  
Cat wet = raining
Cat white = snowing
Cat flying = windy
...
 
2014-02-18 01:20:35 PM  
Obligatory:

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2014-02-18 01:20:50 PM  
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Spurts of precipitation
 
2014-02-18 01:23:11 PM  
If the cat has "the wind in it's arse" then there is a storm coming.

This is ancient Newfoundland knowledge........
 
2014-02-18 01:24:14 PM  
When it rains outside my pussy gets very wet.

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2014-02-18 01:25:00 PM  

Diogenes: Cat wet = raining
Cat white = snowing
Cat flying = windy
...


Cat falling = Russian
 
2014-02-18 01:25:33 PM  
My fat cat snores all the time...


Really though, he can sense storms before they arrive.  Usually 30-60 minutes ahead of time he starts acting nervous.  Maybe he can hear distant thunder?
 
2014-02-18 01:30:19 PM  
Time is full of idiots. Don't they realize how cats determine what the weather is like?

www.thedigitel.com
 
2014-02-18 01:34:20 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: My fat cat snores all the time...


Really though, he can sense storms before they arrive.  Usually 30-60 minutes ahead of time he starts acting nervous.  Maybe he can hear distant thunder?


My cat, Cat Segar, feels the lighting and waits for the thunder.
 
2014-02-18 01:35:49 PM  
If your pussy's wet, prepare for the hurricane
 
2014-02-18 01:40:57 PM  
So according to TFA, anything a cat does means rain.
 
2014-02-18 01:52:33 PM  
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2014-02-18 01:54:17 PM  
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2014-02-18 02:00:22 PM  
Throw your cat out a window. Open a can of tuna to lure it back in. If the cat comes back wet its raining. If the cat is dry its not raining.
 
2014-02-18 02:13:30 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: My fat cat snores all the time...


Really though, he can sense storms before they arrive.  Usually 30-60 minutes ahead of time he starts acting nervous.  Maybe he can hear distant thunder?


Maybe he feels the change in air pressure.  That's usually what happens with people whose aches predict the weather.
 
2014-02-18 02:15:49 PM  

Ned Stark: Throw your cat out a window. Open a can of tuna to lure it back in. If the cat comes back wet its raining. If the cat is dry its not raining.


FTFY
 
2014-02-18 02:18:58 PM  

weltallica: [i.imgur.com image 500x281]


Pretty much this.
 
2014-02-18 02:20:06 PM  
So, whatever cats do, it's going to storm

/go tit.
 
2014-02-18 02:27:17 PM  
I threw a cat into a fire. Winter still not over. I figure If it is surrounded by flames, it has its back to the fire... right?

/and front, and sides, and top...
 
2014-02-18 02:39:42 PM  
Cruel folk who'd throw cat either out window (bad) or into fire (truly foul). The Dirty Nacho's likely right, cat who owns her/him can hear distant thunder.
10 who own spouse & me don't bother to predict. They don't go out except to vet.
Senior 2 of that lot below, enjoying summer day inside, away from heat & mosquitoes. Ginger creamsicle above, Furrnandina The Queen Mother Maine Coon-looking below here.

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2014-02-18 02:48:41 PM  

laulaja: Cruel folk who'd throw cat either out window (bad) or into fire (truly foul). The Dirty Nacho's likely right, cat who owns her/him can hear distant thunder.
10 who own spouse & me don't bother to predict. They don't go out except to vet.
Senior 2 of that lot below, enjoying summer day inside, away from heat & mosquitoes. Ginger creamsicle above, Furrnandina The Queen Mother Maine Coon-looking below here.[i.imgur.com image 850x820]


Is today Saturday?
 
2014-02-18 02:54:10 PM  
The climate's been so inconsistent lately

www.cfact.org
 
2014-02-18 03:08:05 PM  
Meh, at least its a reliable system; unlike the current paradigm.
 
2014-02-18 03:55:57 PM  
Did you know you can tell time by looking at a cat's eyes?
 
2014-02-18 04:06:12 PM  
The colder it gets the closer my roomates cat snuggles up to me. He slept between my legs last night. I woke up with one leg asleep and very warm nuts.
 
2014-02-18 04:34:33 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: My fat cat snores all the time...

Really though, he can sense storms before they arrive.  Usually 30-60 minutes ahead of time he starts acting nervous.  Maybe he can hear distant thunder?


I thought that was more of a dog thing. I've never owned a cat that got nervous about weather. One of our cats right now is the most skittish cat I've ever seen but thunder doesn't phase her.
 
2014-02-18 04:41:17 PM  

laulaja: Cruel folk who'd throw cat either out window (bad) or into fire (truly foul). The Dirty Nacho's likely right, cat who owns her/him can hear distant thunder.
10 who own spouse & me don't bother to predict. They don't go out except to vet.
Senior 2 of that lot below, enjoying summer day inside, away from heat & mosquitoes. Ginger creamsicle above, Furrnandina The Queen Mother Maine Coon-looking below here.[i.imgur.com image 850x820]


Jesus. I thought you stole my cats.

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2014-02-18 04:54:07 PM  

SirJibsAlot: If the cat has "the wind in it's arse" then there is a storm coming.

This is ancient Newfoundland knowledge........


I had a friend from Port-Aux-Basques who once (when I mentioned that my daughter's hamster had gotten loose and was somewhere in the house) looked at me, completely deadpan and said "look in the westernmost part of your house.  Hamsters always go west.".  She was so earnest about it, I did look.
 
2014-02-18 04:58:20 PM  
*When cats are snoring foul weather follows.

what if it is  just a lardass?
 
2014-02-18 05:42:25 PM  

Jument: I thought that was more of a dog thing. I've never owned a cat that got nervous about weather. One of our cats right now is the most skittish cat I've ever seen but thunder doesn't phase her.


Yeah, our cats LOVE the rain (not being in it- they're indoor cats)... I'll always put a screen in the window when it rains and it fascinates the hell out of them.
 
2014-02-18 05:56:07 PM  
I have 9 cats. At any given time they will be doing all of these actions. I'll stick with:

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2014-02-18 06:41:10 PM  

Lee451: I have 9 cats. At any given time they will be doing all of these actions. I'll stick with:


A funky glass dildo?
 
2014-02-18 06:43:00 PM  
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2014-02-18 07:37:01 PM  
Back when I was about 18, we had a calico cat that was afraid of thunder. She would hear it while the storm was anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour away. When she heard thunderstorms coming she would hide on the basement stairs. The stronger the storm, the farther down the stairs she would hide. We eventually developed a projected severity system measured in steps. Anything over 6 steps meant lock down the house. The time she hid under the stairs the damage to the neighborhood was substantial. I never want to see trees do that again.
 
2014-02-18 08:13:44 PM  
Our cat runs round the house batshiat insane before a storm. We can tell if it's going to be rough when a small furry maniac streaks past our ankles in a blur and tries to run across the ceiling. During the actual storm he'll be under the duvet. He seems to have a range of about an hour before bad weather, I've always assumed they can feel changes in atmospheric pressure.
 
2014-02-18 08:31:39 PM  

laulaja: Cruel folk who'd throw cat either out window (bad) or into fire (truly foul). The Dirty Nacho's likely right, cat who owns her/him can hear distant thunder.
10 who own spouse & me don't bother to predict. They don't go out except to vet.
Senior 2 of that lot below, enjoying summer day inside, away from heat & mosquitoes. Ginger creamsicle above, Furrnandina The Queen Mother Maine Coon-looking below here.


I refuse to read an irrationally formatted passage.
 
2014-02-18 08:31:48 PM  

MikeVx: Back when I was about 18, we had a calico cat that was afraid of thunder. She would hear it while the storm was anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour away. When she heard thunderstorms coming she would hide on the basement stairs. The stronger the storm, the farther down the stairs she would hide. We eventually developed a projected severity system measured in steps. Anything over 6 steps meant lock down the house. The time she hid under the stairs the damage to the neighborhood was substantial. I never want to see trees do that again.


My cat is nowhere near that sensitive.  He's just fine until there's actual audible thunder.  Then he freaks out.

/I've learned not to leave the windows open on the 4th of July...
 
2014-02-18 08:40:04 PM  

h2ogate: Did you know you can tell time by looking at a cat's eyes?


if they're open it's time to feed it.
 
2014-02-19 01:30:50 PM  

MikeVx: Back when I was about 18, we had a calico cat that was afraid of thunder. She would hear it while the storm was anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour away. When she heard thunderstorms coming she would hide on the basement stairs. The stronger the storm, the farther down the stairs she would hide. We eventually developed a projected severity system measured in steps. Anything over 6 steps meant lock down the house. The time she hid under the stairs the damage to the neighborhood was substantial. I never want to see trees do that again.


What a catastrophe.I wonder what is the catalyst that would catapult your pet to caterwaul and run amok until it collapsed in almost a catatonic state?
 
2014-02-19 01:34:43 PM  

h2ogate: Did you know you can tell time by looking at a cat's eyes?

I usually look at its chest.

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