Sunny, cool days are a great time to be outside.
Even though it’s fall, there’s still time to explore.
And maybe see some of these signs about the upcoming winter.
Folklore or fact? You decide.
The thicker the apple skin, the colder the winter
If squirrels have a bushy tail look for extra cold temps.
The date of the first snowflakes tells how many times it will snow.
When wasps or hornets build nests up higher than usual expect a severe winter with lots of snow.
An abundance of acorns, sometimes called a mast year, means an extra harsh winter is coming.
Thunder or lightning in winter means snow will fall within a week.
A halo around the moon means snow.
Spiders spinning larger than usual webs.
Flowers blooming in late fall is a sign that a bad winter is on its way.
Want to know more?
Check out The Old Farmer’s Almanac for 2017-2016 winter weather forecasts.
Or visit the National Weather Service, to get up-to-date winter weather and snow information.