Up to the present days there exist lots of old Russian superstitious weather believes (otherwise called weatherlore). In former times Russian people trusted them implicitly and believed that they surely come true.
A lot of snow in winter means there`ll be bumper bread crops in summer. Plenty of snow forecasts plenty of bread. Much water will bring much grass.
Frosty January goes before a yielding year.
• JANUARY, 1 - The New Year Holiday
The New Year`s Day signalizes that there has been a turn towards spring.
• JANUARY, 3 - Peter`s day
Far January echo forecasts frost strengthening.
• JANUARY, 7 - Christmas
Bright new moon in the sky forecasts: in winter - severe frost; in summer - windy weather.
• JANUARY, 12 - Anisya`s Day
Sparrows are loudly chattering - thaw is coming.
• JANUARY, 13 - Old New Year`s Day
The so-called: Old New Year`s Day (holiday in memory of Old Calendar New Year). Rainbow Pillars near the Sun forecast a snowstorm, near the Moon - frosty weather.
• JANUARY, 14 - Wasil`s Day
Severe frost and few snow on that day forecast fine summer, and if it`s warm and there`s no snow - summer is likely to be cold.
• JANUARY, 18 - The evening before Epiphany
If there`s a snowstorm, the same weather will repeat on Shrovetide (Carnival). If strong winds are blowing south it forecasts a stormy summer.
• JANUARY, 19 - the Epiphany
Cold and fair weather on that day forecasts a dry summertime. If it is thaw - the whole winter is likely to be warm too. Cloudy weather forecasts rich harvest.
• JANUARY, 21 - Emelyan`s Day
If the wind blows south it forecasts a stormy summertime.
• JANUARY, 23 - Gregory`s Day
If the wind is blowing south, there`ll be lots of rains and thunderstorms in May and June. If trees are covered with frost, it forecasts wet weather in summer.
• JANUARY, 24 - Fedosey`s Day
Warm weather on that day forecasts early spring coming.
• JANUARY, 25 - Tatyana`s Day
Sunny weather on that day forecasts early birds` homing; if it snows - rainy weather will prevail in summer; and if the weather is sunny and frosty - there will be fine summer.
• JANUARY, 28 - The Day of Paul the Theban
Windy weather forecasts there`ll be wet weather for the whole year.
• JANUARY, 30 - Anthony`s Day
If it is thaw on that day don`t believe it. Such weather lasts only for a day, then frosty weather returns.
• JANUARY, 31 - Athanasius`s Day
Clear sunset and frosty weather on that day forecasted that frosty weather would go on.