The weather in April can be wishy-washy. One day it's sunny, warm and beautiful, the next day rain and thunderstorms. The month is even labeled a "rainy" month in the saying, "April showers bring May flowers." Pop up showers and thunderstorms seem common place during April, ruining your outdoor plans. But what if I told you, you could predict the weather using your morning cup of coffee? According to Backpacker Magazine, a cup of coffee can be used to predict if it will be a beautiful day or if rain is likely. How? Take strong, brewed coffee and place in a coffee cup with straight sides. Next, stir your coffee to create bubbles. If the bubbles gather in the center, "you're in a high- pressure system" meaning it appears it will be a beautiful day. If the bubbles form a ring around the outside of the coffee cup, "you're in a low-pressure system" meaning rain is likely!
This technique doesn't mean you are a professional meteorologist, but it is a fun experiment to try! To read more about this visit Backpacker Magazine online.