Recently, while trying to explain 'planting by the signs' to Danny, I ran across a Pennsylvania Dutch wives' tale that I was anxious to test. It said:
Snow-The number of snows during winter is indicated by the
number of days from the first snow in fall to the next following full
-moon; or the first of the following month.
Up until now, this winter has been decidedly non-snowy. But the weather service is saying we should have snow sometime tomorrow. If we do get snow, I'm going to test and see if this wives' tale is accurate or not.
The next full moon is December 28th, which would be 7 days from the first snow, if snow falls on the 21st. The first of the following month will be 10 days from the 21st. So according to this wives' tale, we should only have between 7 and 10 snowfalls this winter (if it does snow tomorrow.) We will see...
If anyone else has ever tried to prove/disprove this wives' tale, how did it work out for you? Accurate, or not so much?
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