Farmers Almanac: 20 Signs Of A Snowy Winter For 2020/21

Farmers Almanac: 20 Signs Of A Snowy Winter For 2020/21

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Farmers Almanac: 20 Signs Of A Snowy Winter For 2020/21


Farmers Almanac has released a list of 20 signs of a hard winter ahead. Keep an eye out for these signs as a forecast, outlook, prediction of harsh winter weather for 2020 / 2021.

Note: Farmers Almanac has not yet released its winter weather forecast for 2020 – 2021, but we will bring it to you once it’s published.

20 Signs of A Hard Winter From Farmers Almanac

Here are the signs of a hard winter to come according to folklore:

  1. Thicker-Than-Normal Corn Husks.
  2. Woodpeckers Sharing a Tree.
  3. The Early Arrival of the Snowy owl.
  4. The Early Departure of Geese and Ducks.
  5. The Early Migration of the Monarch butterfly.
  6. Thick Hair on the Nape of a Cow’s Neck.
  7. Heavy and Numerous Fogs During August.
  8. Raccoons With Thick Tails and Bright Bands.
  9. Mice Chewing Furiously To Get Into Your Home.
  10. The Early Arrival of Crickets on the Hearth.
  11. Spiders Spinning Larger-Than-Usual Webs and Entering the House in Great Numbers.
  12. Pigs Gathering Sticks.
  13. Ants Marching in a Line Rather Than Meandering.]
  14. Early Seclusion of Bees Within the Hive.
  15. Unusual Abundance of Acorns.
  16. Muskrats Burrowing Holes High on the River Bank.
  17. “See how high the hornet’s nest, ‘twill tell how high the snow will rest.”
  18. The Size of the Orange Band on the Woollybear (or Woollyworm) Caterpillar. According to folklore, if the caterpillar’s orange band is narrow, the winter will be snowy; conversely, a wide orange band means a mild winter. All black caterpillars are not Woollybears. And fuzzier-than-normal woollybear caterpillars are said to mean that winter will be very cold.
  19. Squirrels Gathering Nuts Early to Fortify Against a Hard Winter.
  20. Frequent Halos or Rings Around the Sun or Moon Forecasts Numerous Snowfalls.

What signs of a hard winter are you seeing in your back yard?

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