Snow Cover Day in Yakutsk, Russia. Oct. 14th, 2011. Photos, video, weather signs.

The Russian Siberian city of Yakutsk on Snow Cover Day.

Babushki in the Russian Siberian city of Yakutsk on Snow Cover Day.

Snowman and a kid in the Russian Siberian city of Yakutsk on Snow Cover Day

Yesterday we had the so-called Pokrova Day, an Orthodox sacred holiday celebrated annually on October 14th. Learn more about celebration history background on wiki.

Do we celebrate the Pokrova Day? Well, Orthodox church goers do, but others not really. But that’s not the point. This day is remarkable for proverbial signs. This day is believed to show what type of the upcoming winter would be.

In my turn, I prefer this day as Snow Cover Day 🙂

Further, please, learn signs, watch a video and browse through 20+ snowy photographs.

Snow Weather Video

Winter Weather Prediction Signs

If cranes flew away by the Pokrova Day, the winter would come early. If it is frosty and snowy, the whole winter would be cold and sever. If the wind is blowing from the North, the winter should be cold. If from the South, warm. If from the West, snowy. If from different directions, changable. If the early snowfall happened before the Porkova Day, the winter must start later.

So, we had snowstorms before yesterday. October 14th was a warm day, but with the chilly wind from the South by the lunch time and no winds in the evening.

So, what type of winter are we going to have ahead? Cold definitely 🙂

Frankly, I don’t believe in those signs, as they were originated in West Russia with mild winter, they might be true over there, but not here in a remote Siberian region. Though let’s see.

Snowy Winter Photographs

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