Hope you had a great New Year celebration and are ready for 2023.

History says it was Julius Caesar in 46 BC that decided that January would be the first month of the Julian calendar. He named it January after the God of Beginnings, Janus. Over the years, it was changed and then changed back by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582.

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We all know that we usher out the old year and leave it behind as we spring into fresh beginnings in the new year. Hence the New Year celebrations all over the world. With those celebrations come a laundry list of traditions and superstitions.

In Spain they eat grapes right before midnight on the 31st, symbolizing their hopes for the new 12 months.

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In parts of the US, black eyed peas are eaten to channel future financial success.

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Others don't stop on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. They will monitor the weather for the first 12 days of the new year. Why, you ask?

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Each of the first 12 days represent a month of the year. So, the weather on the first will represent January's weather. Weather on the second will represent February. Weather on the third March, and so on.

If this happens to be true for 2023, get ready for a wild couple of months. Snow, wind and cold could be in the forecast for the next couple months.

Honestly this isn't a surprise to most, is it? Snow, wind and cold in Wyoming, during the winter?

Good old folklore. Getting people rattled for thousands of years. Be safe on the roads, enjoy the moisture (we need it) and get ready for a GREAT 2023.

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