Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday Wives Tales

I used to do a lot of Wednesday posts about folklore because I enjoy the history of the mountain regions. I haven't done one in a while and thought I might today. 

When I woke this morning, there was fog. The first I have seen in August. Old timers say that you can know the number of snows in the winter to come by the number of fogs in August. I kept up with this a few years back and it held true. I thought I might do it again this year, so I marked it on my calendar.

I also read that the number of days the first snowfall of the season stays on the ground is an indicator of how many snows to expect during the season. Another indicator of the winter to come can be figured by this method. Count the number of sunny days from July 1 to September 1 and multiply x 2. That will give you the number of freezing cold days to expect the next winter.

I hope y'all enjoyed this bit of folklore. We are having a cooler than usual and wet August here in western Arkansas this year. I hope you are enjoying your summer, wherever you are!