Are These Snowfall Myths True For Michigan
Winter weather myths, we've all heard them. Is there any truth to these, or are they just folklore?
One of the weather-related myths I remember as a kid is "Red skies at morning, sailors head warning. Red skies at night, sailors delight". In the morning, it could mean there is a fast approaching storm. At night, clear sailing ahead. Which is good because sailing at night can be treacherous enough.
But what about the ones that concern us this time of year? Here are a few I found in the Old Farmers Almanac.
Green Christmas, white Easter.
Heavy frosts are generally followed by fine, clear weather.
The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow.
When the first snowflakes are large, the snowstorm will be a lasting one. When they are small, the storm will be a short one.
The date of the first snow foretells the number of snowstorms for the winter.
Should the year’s first snow, for example, come down on the 12th of the month, you can expect 12 more storms before the winter’s done.
And then one that would concern those who like wine. Like the wines that come from Paw Paw.
If the wind blows much on Stephen’s Day (December 26), the grapes will be bad in the next year
So far this winter has been cold and snowy with lots of highway accidents. So maybe that's a good sign for the summer months? Only time will tell.