Weather Folklore – Can it predict this winter?

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Weather Folklore – Can it predict this winter?

I was just browsing KSL.com and found this interesting article in their weather section, about weather folklore.

Most of the old sayings had to do with predicting how harsh the winter will be:

  • “If animals have an especially thick coat of fur, expect a cold winter.”
  • “When squirrels bury their nuts early, it will be a hard winter.”
  • “Hornets’ nest built in the top of trees indicate a mild winter is ahead; nests built close to the ground indicate that a harsh winter is coming.”
  • “A warm November is the sign of a bad winter.”
  • “If the woolly worm’s (a type of caterpillar) head is more black than colored, the coldest part of the winter will come in the first months of winter.”
  • “If fruit trees bloom in the fall, the weather will be severe the following winter.”
  • “If the first snow falls on unfrozen ground, expect a mild winter.”

What do you think? Have you seen any of these signs? And are they going to prove good indicators this season?

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