Leaves turning over indicate an impending storm?

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

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

Poll closed Oct 20, 2016.
  1. No way--wive's tale

    40.0%
  2. Yes--I've seen it many times.

    60.0%
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 Avatar bet gone wrong

    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 Avatar bet gone wrong

    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 Avatar bet gone wrong

    They flip over while not being rustled too,