On February 13, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of Saint Nikita of Novgorod. According to legend, the saint could not only extinguish the fire with his prayers, but also prevent drought. It is also considered a guardian against lightning and fires.
According to various folk signs on this day, our ancestors determined the weather for the near future. So, if the night is clear, then the next day there will be sun. Frost is visible on the trees during the day – there will be no precipitation in the coming days.
You can also find out the weather by looking closely at the behavior of birds. Crows scream loudly – it means there will be a snowstorm soon. Birds bathe in the snow in the cold and sing loudly – the weather will be damp.