Fall begins with the autumnal equinox! Officially Fall has begun. Summer is gone and we now are looking at winter. Now is the time that the predictions start to happen as to what kind of winter will we have. Weather prediction the old fashion ways is fascinating and I have found often true. Instead of running to weather. c o m, we should be learning to look around and reading the signs. There’s an old weather proverb that states, “If autumn leaves are slow to fall, prepare for a cold winter.” This means that leaves that hang onto the tree indicate a colder winter to come. First Day of Fall 2016: The Autumnal Equinox I know I have started this conversation before but I believe some signs, especially animal activities do tell us of what is to come. I am putting this in Back to Basics because that is what we should be doing is going back to the basics of signs, looking and listening. What some call folklore, some live by. Farmers have signs that they look for every year. After reading the list below, I would say there is a high probability of my having an early winter, snowy and cold. Here are 14 folk methods of predicting winter weather. Signs of Winter Weather: 14 Folklore Predictions - WebEcoist Science will always say no to something that cannot be "scientifically" proven but those that watch and remember know better. My Grandparents would make statements about seasons to come from what they saw, not what they read or what the TV told them. They lived their lives to what they felt and thought. I heard the more berries the worst the winter will be, last year was a mild winter and not many berries. I found this list of signs of a harsh winter ahead in the comments section of a Farmers Almanac article: 20 Earthly Signs of a Harsh Winter Ahead Weather Predicting: Do It Yourself!