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Storm Cloud Weather Predicting Instrument

Regular price $24.95
Nobody knows who invented the "storm glass"—ancestor of this charming cloud—but it was popularized by pioneering meteorologist Robert Fitzroy, captain of HMS Beagle. (He coined the word "forecast.") This playful interpretation works the same way they did back then. Special liquid inside the glass crystalizes in patterns believed to predict the weather: fair, cloudy, rainy, windy, or stormy. Fitzroy used his while carrying Charles Darwin on his famous, five-year voyage. Sitting on your desk or windowsill, yours can accompany you on side trips to Planet Weather Nerd.