weather eye

sensitivity and alertness to signs of change in the weather.
a steady and astute watchfulness, especially alertness to change.
keep one's/a weather eye open, to be on one's guard; be watchful: He kept a weather eye open for new political developments.

1830–40 Unabridged
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weather eye
1.  the vision of a person trained to observe changes in the weather
2.  informal an alert or observant gaze
3.  keep one's weather eye open to stay on the alert

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Example sentences
Offshore industries, such as oil and gas companies, have to keep a weather eye on both.
Your job is to cast a weather eye upon the angry sea for any sign of a ship in distress.
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