Onion Calendar Test 2018 Rain Predictions

(Eastern Nebraska)

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.