Best Storm Glasses to Predict the Weather and Embellish Your Interior

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 3, 2019
Have you always dreamed to predict the weather on your own? With one of the storm glasses reviewed below, you’ll be able to forecast clear, cloudy, and windy weather without leaving your home or office. Moreover, purchasing such glass, you’ll get an unusual decoration for your room. Keep on reading to choose the best storm glasse to meet your weather predicting and aesthetic needs. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

This model comes with a brochure that tells the story of the first storm glass. Knowing this information, you'll be able to use this glass as a conversation starter.

CONS

The crystallization effect is somewhat diminished in a room with a working heater.

OUR VERDICT

Packed in a high-quality beautiful wooden box, the 3D HOME storm glass is a perfect choice for a gift. The box not only adds elegance to the glass but also protects it during transportation.

detailed parameters
Material

Glass, Wood

Dimensions

4.3" x 4.3" x 9.1"

Extras

Cardboard gift box, Information brochure included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Wide frame of this souvenir is made of high gloss cherry wood that provides its sturdy position as well as blends perfectly with a classical interior. 

CONS

The quality of a gift box leaves something to be desired. 

OUR VERDICT

The Lily's Home souvenir is a 2-in-1 meteorological device that includes a storm glass to forecast the weather and a Galileo thermometer to measure the temperature indoors.

detailed parameters
Material

Glass, Wood

Dimensions

4.5" x 3" x 8"

Extras

Cardboard gift box, Galileo thermometer, Information brochure included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The vessel is made of reinforced glass that won't get damaged during transportation. And thanks to scratch-resistant properties, it will look as good as new for a long time.

CONS

It takes the storm glass about 10 days to calibrate.

OUR VERDICT

Whether you're looking for an unusual decoration to fit your interior or weather prediction is your hobby, the Amymami storm weather glass is what you need. It can also become a great gift.

detailed parameters
Material

Glass, Wood

Dimensions

3.2" x 3.2" x 6.7"

Extras

Cardboard gift box, Information brochure included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Being quite a large and heavy item, the Aolvo storm glass has a sturdy wooden base that will keep it in place under any conditions. 

CONS

Weather forecast might not be very precise at a room temperature.  

OUR VERDICT

Having an extraordinary globe-shaped design, the Aolvo storm glass will become a perfect centerpiece of your room or office. You can choose a glass with white or brown base.

detailed parameters
Material

Glass, Wood

Dimensions

5.5" x 4" x 8.5"

Extras

Cardboard gift box, Information brochure included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Thanks to the compact size, this storm glass will find its place almost everywhere. Moreover, it's likely that crystallization in a smaller flask is more precise. 

CONS

Some users find the quality of the wood a little mediocre. 

OUR VERDICT

The Bluestorm storm glass is a nice decoration for your home, unusual gift for your friend, and a great way to relax or concentrate. Choose this model to meet any of these needs. 

detailed parameters
Material

Glass, Wood

Dimensions

2.6" x 2.6" x 5.2"

Extras

Cardboard gift box, Information brochure included

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

3D Home Large

A Better Gift

With storm glasses, there really isn't that much to them. Of course, back in the days, they had a very particular purpose and a specific function. But, today, we don't need them to predict the weather. It's a nice extra detail but not much more than that. As such, you have to look for the little things.

Or, in this case, for one large detail. What makes this model ever so slightly different from the majority of its competition is the size. It adds up to about 4.3" x 4.3" x 9.1" in overall dimensions, making for a slightly larger accessory than the competitor's products.

Other than that, the wooden base looks craftsy and elegant. But the real kicker here is definitely the flask and its contents. The high translucent glass makes the model look remarkably elegant, there's no doubt about it. Though it wouldn't look quite as charming without the solution of several chemicals.

According to changes in weather and temperature, the contents will create all kinds of gorgeous patterns and it is mostly the patterns that solidify this little accessory as a perfect piece of home decor. Just keep in mind that that crystallization effect is a little diminished in a room with a working heater.

Aside from that, 3D Home Large Storm Glass is a high-quality accessory that will embellish even the most lavish rooms. On top of that, this thing makes for a perfect gift, so you might want to grab an extra for a family member or a friend.

Review of 3D Home Large Storm Glass Weather Predictor

 

Lily's Home SW997

Two Devices in One Box

Casting a look at the Lily’s Home souvenir, you’ll notice that it differs from the majority of its counterparts and consists of two flasks instead of one glass vessel we’re used to. The thing is that it is a 2-in-1 device that includes a storm glass and a Galileo thermometer.

There’s no need to explain how a storm glass works but let’s have a closer look at a Galileo thermometer. This device is also a transparent glass flask with a clear liquid and several glass bulbs inside. These bulbs are colorful and have different weight. Each of them is also equipped with a small temperature tag that varies from 64°F to 80°F. As for the operation principle, the bulbs inside the vessel change their positions - they either float or sink – depending on the temperature in a room. If the temperature rises, the bulbs sink and if it drops, they float. To know the temperature in your room, you should have a look at a tag of the lowest floating bulb.

Of course, both devices incorporated in the Lily’s Home souvenir have ancient operation principles that will hardly work in modern-world conditions. Yet, it’s a great thing to decorate your bedroom, living room, or office. Thanks to whimsical patterns of the glass storm and colorful bulbs inside the Galileo thermometer, this souvenir can come to your child's liking.

Review of Lily's Home SW997 Admiral Fitzroy's Storm Glass and Galileo Thermometer

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Amymami Storm Glass

Forecasts the Weather Embellishing Your Interior

Are you looking for an unusual present for your friend, relative, or coworker? What about this weather predicting storm glass from Amymami? It is safely packed in order to protect the glass from damage during the transportation and it comes in a nice cardboard gift box. This drop-shaped glass measures 3.2” x 3.2” x 6.7” and can find its place almost anywhere, be it a bookshelf, coffee table, desk, or another piece of furniture with a flat top. Thus, it can perfectly blend with home as well as office interior. The glass has a sturdy wooden base that adds elegance to this souvenir.

Please keep in mind that if you want to use this storm glass not only as a decoration but also as a weather forecaster, it’s important to keep it in a shady place where direct sunlight can’t reach it and influence the results. As for the weather changes the Amymami storm glass can predict, they’re the following:
  • Clear weather is likely to hold if the liquid inside the glass is transparent;
  • Cloudy formations predict cloudy weather;
  • If you notice small star-like crystals in a cloudy liquid, the thunderstorm is possible;
  • Fog might be expected if you notice small dots in the liquid.

All in all, the Amymami storm glass will become a great purchase for those who like collecting unusual souvenirs as well as for meteorology hobbyists.

Review of Amymami Storm Glass Weather Predictor with Wood Base

 

Aolvo Storm Glass

Watch the Weather on the Globe

Traditional FitzRoy storm glass is one transparent flask (usually of a cylindrical or drop-like shape) with a clear liquid that changes its properties depending on upcoming weather changes or temperature conditions in a room (exact principle of its operation isn’t discovered yet). However, the manufacturers of modern glasses pay attention not only to the chemical components of these devices but also to their design, and the Aolvo storm glass isn’t an exception.

Unlike the majority of similar glasses represented on the market, this one is made in the shape of a globe. It is available with a wooden stand of two colors – brown or white – so that you could choose the one that fits your interior better. By the way, a glass with a brown base has a decorative flower inside that makes this souvenir look even more unique. The Aolvo storm glass is quite large to serve as a centerpiece of a coffee table or an office desk.

If you’re going to use this glass to track weather changes, the manufacturer has a piece of advice that will help you get the maximum precise results. Thus, before using the Aolvo glass as a weather predictor, it’s recommended to place it in a refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Also, keep in mind that the glass needs about a week or two to calibrate and function properly in your environment.

Review of Aolvo Storm Glass Globe Weather Glass with Rose Inside

 

BLUE STORM Medium

A Conversation Starter

The company behind this product advertise it as a gorgeous decorative centerpiece and we couldn't agree more. It's a tad difficult to describe but there's just something about its teardrop shape, the dazzling changes of the crystals, and a nice little wooden foundation that makes the whole thing oddly alluring. But, if we had to find an answer to it, one of the key reasons would definitely be the different patterns that the crystals take.

Usually, with an accessory like that, you get sort of a fixed, motionless, stock-still decoration. But all the different arrangements that they create and the patterns that they create make the seemingly lifeless item come alive. Plus, it is a great conversation starter.

The product comes with a brochure that tells you the story of the first storm glass. Equipped with enough knowledge on the subject, you'll always be able to use this glass to initiate a dialogue. Even if you don't want to use it as a conversation starter, you can just have it as a contingency plan for when your discussion comes to a dead end, when you feel like breaking the ice, or just to avoid an awkward silence pause.

All in all, the minimalistic design makes the model an equally great fit for a bar, an office, a hotel room, restaurant, or your average bedroom. Plus, crystallization in a smaller flask like this one is supposed to be more precise.

Review of BLUE STORM Medium Storm Glass Weather Predictor

 

What Is a Storm Glass?

Although there are a lot of ways to predict weather nowadays, such as accurate weather stations, barometers, and weather thermometers, some of you might still be interested in getting one of the storm glasses. Invented in the 18th century, this device was believed to predict the weather, especially strong winds, storms, and tempests. This was the reason why it was called a storm glass. The device is a glass flask with chemical liquid (consisting of ethanol, distilled water, ammonium chloride, potassium nitrate, and camphor) inside. These very components could stay liquid or transform into crystals of different shapes and sizes, thus predicting the weather. For example, clear liquid meant a bright sunny day while thread-like crystals at the top of a flask forecasted windy weather. As for modern application, scientists can’t say this device is a reliable weather forecaster. Yet, if you place your storm glass in a light and well-ventilated room, you might observe the changes inside that would probably coincide with the weather forecasts on your smartphone.

Even if a storm glass can’t be used for 100% weather prediction, you still might want to have it as part of your interior. It can add elegance to any room decorating your office desk in an office or coffee table at home.

Sources:

1. Storm Glass, Wikipedia. August 26, 2017.

2. Anne Marie Helmenstine How to Make a Storm Glass To Predict the Weather, ThoughtCo. December 29, 2017.

3. David Grossman Who Needs a Lava Lamp When You Can Make a Storm Glass? Popular Mechanics. January 02, 2017.

4. David Hambling Storm Warning: Can Crystal-Gazing Predict the Weather? New Scientist. December 16, 2014.

5. Weather Forecasting With Crystals, Bang good. January 15, 2016.

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Publish Date: 2018-04-27 10:38:30