Merschman Seeds Area Sales Manager Joe Birky, Strang NE uses this method to help predict rain for the upcoming year. His method is fairly accurate.
Legend has it the Chinese have been doing this for 3,000 years ago. It has also been passed down through generations from all over the world. Many people still use this method to predict rainfall.
Here is the technique used by Joe Birky — buy 6 white onions and cut in half to make cups.
At midnight New Years Eve put 1 tablespoon of salt in each cup and set the cups in a row on a north or south window.
At 6 am New Years Day look how much moisture is in each cup, January would start on the east and then read to the west for the rest of the months.
The more moisture or water in the cup the wetter the month.
January 2018 - Damp
February 2018 – Dry
March 2018 – Damp
April 2018 – Damp
May 2018 – Dry
June 2018 – Wet
July 2018 – Damp
August 2018 – Damp
September 2018 – Damp
October 2018 – Dry
November 2018 – Dry
December 2018 – Dry
According to the test last year it could be drier this year.