January 27, 2010
[AN INVENTORY OF CULTURAL PRACTICE ON WEATHER LORE IN BOGTONG, LEGAZPI CITY]AB ECONOMICS II |Society and Culture With Family Planning
is the body of informal folklore related to the prediction of the weather.Where ³
short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time andplace, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc; unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and its effects, or simply
the state of the atmosphere withrespect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness. Weather lore
comes in many concepts of proof and varies with different countless groups of societiesand civilization. It basically reflects the culture of these groups and thus requires muchattention in order for man to connect to his history and environment.
It has been a human desire for millennia to make accurate weather predictions. Oraland written history is full of rhymes, anecdotes, and adages meant to guide the uncertain indetermining whether the next day will bring fair or foul weather. For the farmer wanting toplant crops, for the merchant about to send ships on trade, foreknowledge of tomorrow'scircumstances might mean the difference between success and failure. Prior to theinvention of the mercury barometer, it was very difficult to gather numerical data of anypredictive value. Even though there were devices such as the weather stick which gavesome indication of moisture changes, the only instrument of any reliability was humanexperience.The study has limits itself to a particular community, where a group of residentsunder fifty and above years of age, with the capacity to rationally respond to the questionsand issues called by the study and have remained resident of the same community for thirtyyears were interviewed, to provide an inventory of this cultural practice; i.e. weather lore intheir community. The study centered the community of Bogtong, Legazpi City with threerespondents, namely Rosalio Nueles, Haide Lucena Abel and Cesar Imperial Jr.; aged 58,66, and 65 years old respectively.
efinition of weather ~ http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Weather
efinition of weather ~ http://www.4wx.com/glossary/w.php
efinition of Weather lore ~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_lore