Winter Lore

 

 

 

Three white frosts and next a storm.

Heavy frosts are generally followed by fine, clear weather.

The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow.

Snow for a se’nnight (week) is a mother to the earth, for ever after a stepmother.

When snow falls in the mud, it remains all winter.

When the first snowflakes are large, the snowstorm will be a lasting one. When they are small, the storm will be a short one.

If snow begins at mid of day, expect a foot of it to lay.

When the snow falls dry, it means to lie.  But flakes light and soft bring rain oft.

If the wind blows much on Stephen’s Day (December 26), the grapes will be bad in the next year.


From the “Old Farmer’s Almanac”