Folk signs for January 3: red sky to snowstorms

January 3, according to the Orthodox calendar, is the memory of Blessed Procopius, the fool for Christ’s sake, Vyatka. Among the people, Prokop Day was also called “Prokop-half-feed”, because by this time half of the feed harvested for the winter for livestock was consumed.

The peasants were watching the weather. If the sun is red at dawn, there will be snowstorms soon. The snow is powdering already in the morning — the whole week will be snowy.

Blizzard in the afternoon – spring will come late and will be cold. But the evening fog promises warming. Sudden winter hail portends a bad harvest in the new year.

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