Poll: Weather superstitions — fun or fact?

(Kara Oosterhuis/RealAgriculture)

Do you mark weather events such as fog or hoar frost on the calendar as predictors of what’s to come? Do you track down caterpillars to measure their stripes as an indication of the winter ahead? Does a fall full moon bring frost?

Unlike most people, the weather has a profound impact on the livelihoods of farmers — it’s no wonder that many farmers consider themselves nearly experts on the weather.

It’s also not surprising that humans, over time, have tried various ways of predicting weather, including observing changes in animal behaviour, linking weather changes to the moon phases, or, yes, really, cutting open a pig to “read” its entrails.

From the very odd (see above), to the pretty common (see below), we want to know how you feel about weather superstitions and folklore.

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