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Old 10-04-17, 05:31 AM
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Farmer's Almanac

The Farmer's Almanac is out! Check on the list to see what Winter has in store for you.https://www.almanac.com/content/wool...her-prediction
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Old 10-04-17, 09:16 AM
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Appalachian State University (in the mountains of Boone, NC) had a study of wooly worms' winter predictions going some 20 years ago. As I recall, the local worms did a pretty fair job of predicting local weather; better than the various weather services or even the Farmer's Almanac. I wonder if the local ski slopes subsidized that work?
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On a ride out in the county this weekend I saw the first woolly worm of the year. It was solid brown. No black at all. I said "Alright! This should be a VERY mild winter." A couple of hundred yards farther I saw another. This one was solid black! No brown at all. So, I suppose that pretty well settles it! Lol
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Originally Posted by downwinded View Post
On a ride out in the county this weekend I saw the first woolly worm of the year. It was solid brown. No black at all. I said "Alright! This should be a VERY mild winter." A couple of hundred yards farther I saw another. This one was solid black! No brown at all. So, I suppose that pretty well settles it! Lol


So the winter storms are going to stop right near your place?
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I see lots of these caterpillars on the road lately (in the mid-Hudson valley). I have to dart around them to avoid squooshing them.
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