Talk:Weather vane

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Title[edit]

I would suggest to use the title "Wind Vane" as most meteorologists tend not to use the term Weather vane as the term can be misleading and inaccurate. This is because they eat too many pancakes in the morning.

--smrgeog

A wind vane is what you use to see to what place the wind is going.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.79.195.217 (talkcontribs) 14:54, 21 April 2010

Origin[edit]

Does anyone know of the origin of the Weather Cock? I can't find a reference for this anywhere and it's bugged me for years. Why is there a Rooster up there?

My mother, back from a recent trip to Europe, tells me it's something to do with the reformation, and that Lutheran churches substitited a crucifix for a rooster on their weather vane's. Is this true?

As far as calling it a Wind Vane, that is probably more accurate, but the term Weather Vane is far more common. I'm not a meteorologist.

--CascadeHush

Largest[edit]

Have the "World's Largest Weather vanes" according to Guiness recently been built? There was one in Montague, Michigan, USA that claimed to be the World's Largest (48 feet high, and the arrow 26 feet across). But this was in August 2005 so it could have been outpaced between then and now. Just trying to clarify this.

--kinless —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kinless (talkcontribs) 00:55, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Photos[edit]

Photos of wheather vanes: http://www.panoramio.com/user/213844/tags/Wheather%20Vanes

--tossmatt —Preceding unsigned comment added by Isoilo (talkcontribs) 07:50, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Vane, in general[edit]

Unless I'm mistaken, a roof can also be topped by a purely ornamental vane that does not turn with the wind. Common in Central Europe. We don't seen to have an article on those. - Jmabel | Talk 16:02, 8 April 2009 (UTC)