DIY ProjectsDIY Storm Glass Device 1800's Weather Predictor

DIY Storm Glass Device 1800’s Weather Predictor

Make this diy storm glass device 1800’s weather predictor and check out how cool it is. For centuries people had to use rudimentary apparatus in order to make accurate predictions of weather conditions.

Unlike today, where we have advanced, sophisticated equipment that allow us to make much more accurate weather predictions. This video was designed to introduce the viewer to one of those apparatus that were used in centuries ago called a storm glass or camphor glass.

DIY Storm Glass Device 1800's Weather Predictor

This tutorial for making a diy storm glass device is from, NighthawkinLight and was designed to help others understand how the storm glass was made and how it might still be used in order to predict weather conditions. This video describes all of the things that are needed and shows by use of a tutorial how to make one in your own home. All of the information is presented is a way that makes it really easy to watch and follow.

Once you have made you device you can start predicting what the weather will be. According to Wikipedia, the mixture used in the storm glass was “promoted by Admiral Robert FitzRoy”
And also,
“FitzRoy carefully documented how the storm glass would predict the weather:[2]

If the liquid in the glass is clear, the weather will be bright and clear.
If the liquid is cloudy, the weather will be cloudy as well, perhaps with precipitation.
If there are small dots in the liquid, humid or foggy weather can be expected.

A cloudy glass with small stars indicates thunderstorms.
If the liquid contains small stars on sunny winter days, then snow is coming.
If there are large flakes throughout the liquid, it will be overcast in temperate seasons or snowy in the winter.
If there are crystals at the bottom, this indicates frost.
If there are threads near the top, it will be windy.”

So now if you build one you will know how to use as they did back then. I think this is a neat project to do with kids but I like the idea of a storm glass on my desk even if the kids are not interested. If you would prefer to buy one rather than make it and by the way this would be a pretty cool Christmas gift you can find them here.

Benefits of watching the video DIY Project: DIY Storm Glass Device 1800’s Weather Predictor

Discover how to make a storm glass which used to be a common device that was used to predict certain weather condition.
The video describes all of materials, supplies and tools that are needed to have on hand in order to be able to make one.

The video also includes a tutorial that describes all of the necessary steps that will need to followed in order to make one correctly.
The video is a perfect way for the creator to present all of the information about the project.


Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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