Patrons at George’s, on Highland Road, comment to my brother Kevin concerning items appearing in this article. As noted in a previous column, Kevin shared how our grandfather, Bert Price, would predict the weather. Gramps often mentioned, “It’s too cold to snow,” or “Looks like a brass monkey night tonight.” On top of the house on Wiley Hill was a weathervane that he always checked, and the house was one of the first in the area to have lightning rods in the 1920s. They were tested by Uncle Emery who was regaining his balance after a rough night and grabbed the rod during a thunderstorm. Gramps often said. “It smells like rain.” It was an earthy, moist smell and once you captured the scent, the rain was not far away. Fastcast: Dry.

Sunny and hot, with a high near 96 degrees. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low about 71 degrees. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.