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Can This Storm Glass Actually Predict The Weather?

* Reacts to atmospheric pressure
* Notes different types of weather based on crystal conditions
* No power required

When you have a busy schedule, the last thing you want is for the weather to interfere with your outdoor plans. Even with super radar technology, the jury’s still out on how accurate a weather forecast will actually be. That’s why a growing number of people are relying on old-school science for more accurate weather information.

Storm Glasses were invented by the captain of Darwin’s HMS Beagle. Here’s how it works: each storm glass has an inner tube that’s filled with crystals that respond to changes in atmospheric pressure. As the air pressure or temperature change, the crystals either cluster together or disperse. This causes them to align with different markings on the outside of the glass, which indicate what type of weather you can expect. Is it going to be windy? Cloudy? Rainy? Maybe it’s just going to be a pleasant day. The crystals will let you know.

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Is the Storm Glass as flashy as a graphics-filled weather app on your phone that always seems to stall when you try to look up the forecast for your town? Maybe not. But, there’s something very pleasing in the ST71’s simplicity. Besides, you have to love a solution that requires no power at all.

Each storm glass features a glass tube set upon a solid beachwood base. So, you can set it wherever you like. It makes for functional and fascinating home decor.