Leaves turning over indicate an impending storm?

Discussion in 'Brown Cafe Polls' started by Operational needs, Mar 20, 2016.


Do you believe that the leaves on trees show their underside before an impending thunderstorm?

Poll closed Thursday at 11:44 AM.
  1. No way--wive's tale

  2. Yes--I've seen it many times.

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I was told all my life that before a bad thunderstorm, the leaves on trees turn over. I looked it up online and it seems that silver maples turn the most. Who believes this or is it an old wives tale like @upschuck believes?
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I did scientific research(mostly) with a myther confirming the flipping of leaves, and the wive's tale won over the truth by a total of 6-2, was going to do best out of 11.
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Also, just because you have seen it happen, doesn't mean there is a cause and effect.
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    maybe it's the wind blowing the leaves.
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Except it's not all trees.
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    They flip over while not being rustled too,