◆ The weather of Major Snow Day, the first day of Major Snow, has influence on the future:

If it is not cold on the day of Major Snow, the next spring will be. (Guangxi)

If the river gets frozen on Major Snow Day, the ship can not sail on it during Winter Solstice. (Heilongjiang)

If it is sunny on the day of Major Snow, there will be lots of snow next spring. (Hebei)

If it is not cold on the day of Major Snow, it will be dry next year. (Hebei)

Snow on the day of Major Snow forecasts rich rainfall next year. (Anhui)

If the Major Snow is welcomed by cold wind, the third nine-day period after the winter solstice will be warm. (Hebei)

If the cold doesn’t come on Major Snow Day, it will not leave till the Waking of Insects. (Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Beijing, Hebei and Shanxi)

◆ Heavy and frequent snow during the Major Snow forecasts the harvest of the next year:

A heavy snow promises a good harvest; if not, the peasants will suffer losses. (Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Hunan and Guangdong)

The heavier the snow is, the better the wheat will grow next year. (Gansu)

A timely snow promises a good harvest. (Sichuan)

◆ In Shandong and Jilin there is a proverb that goes, "The mountain areas suffer from the snow, and low-lying land lands suffer from frost.” There are similar proverbs in Anhui, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Hebei, Henan and other provinces. Other proverbs go:

If it snows heavily at the very beginning, there will be no heavy snow; if it snows lightly at first, there will not be light snow. (Henan Jiangxi and Shandong)

Snow is no big deal, but people may be froze to death when it is melting. (Jiangxi)

Sunny days after the snow, and there will be a promised harvest. (Shanxi)

◆ Other proverbs about snow:

Snowing earlier this year forecasts the harvest. (Sichuan)

Winter snow forecasts a late spring; spring snow forecasts an early one. (Zhejiang)

Winter snow kills the grass around the field, and next year there will be fewer pests. (Guangdong)

Winter snow is more precious than spring snow. (Jiangsu, Shanxi, Guangdong, Guizhou)