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Table 3 Abiotic climatic predictors operation

From: Traditional climate knowledge: a case study in a peasant community of Tlaxcala, Mexico

Local Name Month Observation Description
“Malinche nevada” (Local snowy volcano) June-August When the snows Malinche in temperate seasons, is a sign that in the coming days will drop a frost.
Lightnings April-May This event has interpreted two ways. On the one hand if lightnings are about Popocatepetl (northwest volcano), it is indicative of continuous rain or forthcoming. And secondly, if the lightning appear on the Pico de Orizaba (northeast volcano) is a sign that will be delayed or dry abundance.
Moon June-July The moon has two functions as environmental predictor climate, abundant rainfall coloring indicates if it is completely white and beige tones if you have a dry season. If the moon is tilted south rain and indicates whether sloping north is dry.
“Serpiente de agua” Watersnake May It is called "water snake" a cloud that appears at ground level, leaving moisture in the soil and indicates the arrival of the rains.
Red sky August-September Red sky at sunset is a sign cold, that is, the appearance of frost.
Lagoon July-August When the lagoon increases its volume before the rainy season, this will mean that quality and favorable for the crops