12 yrs & up
A weather predictor as amazing as it is beautiful!
The striking glass teardrop is filled with liquid that reacts and predicts weather conditions. Crystals also form, giving you a hint as to what the day, afternoon, or evening will bring. Fitroy’s Teardrop Storm Glass makes a great gift!
How the Storm Glass works is still a mystery, but it is believed that electromagnetic changes in weather patterns activate the crystals inside. Storm Glasses were first popularized by Admiral Robert Fitzroy after his voyage on the HMS Beagle. Admiral Fitzroy was also a pioneering meteorologist who is credited with creating the term, and practice, of weather “forecasts”.
How to read the Storm Glass:
- A: Clear Liquid:
Bright and clear weather.
- B: Cloudy Liquid:
Sometimes with small stars and crystals at the top. Cloudy weather, possibly with thunderstorms and rain.
- C: Small Stars in Liquid:
Humid or foggy weather.
- D: Large Flaky Crystals:
Cloudy skies, snow in winter.
- E: Threads of Crystals At The Top:
- F: Crystals At The Bottom:
Frost may be coming.
Note: The Storm Glass is fragile. It is not a toy.
WARNING: Contains flammable liquid and should be kept away from any combustible material. In case of accidental ingestion, seek immediate medical assistance. In case of contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water. Contains Camphor, Distilled Water, Ethanol, and other trace elements. In case of breakage, clean spilled liquid with warm water and mild soap.