I hope that most of you know to notice unusual animal behavior before a weather or geological happening, so has anybody noticed anything like this?
When the tsunami happened at Christmas in Indonesia a few years ago, many people noticed animals running for high ground and followed.
I've read of animals doing the same in fires. Even the Disney movie Bambi showed this, if I remember right.
Once we were at a state park in Myrtle Beach, SC when tropical storm Cindy was coming in about '88. We were out on the boardwalk when all of the herons flew out of the trees at one time. I yelled, "RUN FOR THE CAR!" and the 3 of us got to the car just as the rain torrent started. There were others on the boardwalk who just watched us running and they got soaked.
Another time, a storm was forecast for town and I was at Wal-Mart shopping for groceries. The lobsters in the lobster tank were all just clamoring over each other in the tank, when they usually just spread out calmly in the tank. I don't know what the barometric pressure was doing at the time they were so excitable.
Normally outgoing and laid back household pets begin cowering, hiding, and pacing. The sky can be beautifully clear and I have learned to pay attention when the fur friends begin acting out of character. My dear departed cat, if I were sleeping, would run back and forth, howling, just trying to get me to follow him to his hiding spots. At first, in our ignorance, we would water gun him to make him stop; then after a few terrible storms and the rare Northern Illinois tremor we started to pay attention to our pets' behavior. Our companion pets also seem to have the ability to sense the intent of other people we allow into our space.
I also spend a lot of time with horses and they also seem to begin that restless walking/pacing behavior. Day could be just flawless and the horses are restless.
Watch the birds' and other small wild animals behavior; they are absent or they are very still, often waaaay before we get the weather report.