Some folks are able to predict the weather by their body aches. I am actually one of those people. I can tell if it will rain a lot by the aches I get in my knees. You could call it a special power or just a coincident. When it comes to winters, there are some folklores out there can tell us maybe how the winter can go.
Squirrels –“Squirrels gathering nuts in a a flurry, Will cause snow to gather in a hurry. Also a tough winter might be ahead of us if squirrels’ tails are very bushy.
Onions– A thicker onion skin can signal a cold and snowy winter. ” Onion’s skin very thin, Mild winter coming in. Onion’s skin thick and rough, Coming winter cold and rough,” – Gardener’s Rhyme.
Wooly Caterpillar – If their rust band is wide. That also means a milder winter. If there is more black that it will be a rough winter.
These are just some of the folklores that the Farmer’s Almanac shares about the winter perditions. Besides squirrels, onions and caterpillars there are many other ways to predict how the winter might go.