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just me

Saluda, SC

#1 Sep 6, 2009
Any one seen any signs of how this winter is going to be? I've heard some people say it's going to be a bad winter because of hornets nets, fog, and wolly worms but I've also heard older people say its going to be a mild winter.

“Obama said the USA is "one ”

Since: Mar 08

nation under Allah"? PROVE IT!

#2 Sep 6, 2009
most Ive heard say a bad winter..of course they say 'bad winter' every winter and every now and then they have to get one right.
reubs need bibs

Clinton, IA

#3 Sep 6, 2009
just me wrote:
Any one seen any signs of how this winter is going to be? I've heard some people say it's going to be a bad winter because of hornets nets, fog, and wolly worms but I've also heard older people say its going to be a mild winter.
wolly????
Very Smart

Jamestown, TN

#4 Sep 6, 2009
Every wolly worm that I have seen has been solid black. (Meaning bad winter from beginning to end.)
mom of 3

Santa Barbara, CA

#5 Sep 7, 2009
Very Smart wrote:
Every wolly worm that I have seen has been solid black.(Meaning bad winter from beginning to end.)
i have seen only black ones to and have seen the hornets nests up high in trees and so i think we will have a bad winter
lady in the hills

Jamestown, TN

#6 Sep 7, 2009
Isn't there an old saying about the number of fogs in August? It is suppose to mean that amount of snows.
Bubba

Lexington, NC

#7 Sep 7, 2009
Does anyone remember the little old lady from Crab Orchard who used to predict the weather every year?

Since: Nov 07

Jamestown

#8 Sep 7, 2009
Some weather predicting lore!

婦atching for early morning fogs in August which indicates the number of snows that can be expected during the winter. A heavy fog indicates a heavy snow, a light one a mild snow.

婦atching how high or low hornets build their nests; if they build high, that indicates a mild winter; if they build low, a bad winter.

付he thickness of spider webs; when it's going to be a bad winter, there will be an abundance of spider webs. The early morning dew will reveal them scattered on top of the grass in yards and fields.

付he thickness of bark on trees; if the bark on a tree is particularly thick and gnarly, it's going to be a bad winter.

品f the foliage on the trees is thick and hangs on late in the fall, it's going to be a hard winter. The reasoning on that is that the heavier foliage creates more ground cover which in turn protects the little larva and other organisms below the earth's surface.

品f the mast crop (hickory nuts, acorns, etc.) is particularly heavy, it's going to be a hard winter.

品f cornhusks are thick, it'll be a bad winter.

品f fur on animals (such as squirrels, rabbits, deer, fox, and bear or even domestic fur-bearing animals, if they stay outside all the time) is thick, it's going to be a hard winter.

品f squirrels are busier than usual gathering nuts without chattering, it's going to be a bad winter.

付he first katydid you hear in July gives you frost dates three months later in October.

And of course, let's not forget the woolly worms!

品f the woolly worms are solid black, this means a bad winter from beginning to end with no break in the severeness of it; if they're solid brown, this means a mild winter; if they're black on both ends and brown (or orange) in the middle, it means the beginning and ending of winter will be bad, with a mild spell in between. Also, if there are an abundance of woolly worms (more than usual) this also signifies a hard winter.

Since: Nov 07

Jamestown

#9 Sep 7, 2009
I've noticed lots of acorns and spider webs are everywhere!
kim

Columbia, SC

#10 Sep 8, 2009
i have seen hornets nests down low at my mom's. my yard and porch are constantly being covered with webs, i didn't see this many webs this time last year.

Since: Apr 09

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#11 Sep 8, 2009
I've seen orange "wooly" worms and I've also seen blond ones. What does that mean?

Since: Jun 08

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#12 Sep 8, 2009
JournalismJunkie wrote:
I've seen orange "wooly" worms and I've also seen blond ones. What does that mean?
Only their hairdresser knows for sure.lol

Since: Nov 07

Jamestown

#13 Sep 9, 2009
Ooy Vay! Cute one GH:)
Green Hornet 007 wrote:
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Only their hairdresser knows for sure.lol

“First wave intact”

Since: Jan 09

Buffalo Valley, TN

#14 Sep 9, 2009
Green Hornet 007 wrote:
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Only their hairdresser knows for sure.lol
That was a good one

Since: Apr 09

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#15 Sep 9, 2009
LOL!
vindicated

Clarksville, TN

#16 Sep 13, 2009
spiderwebs , everywhere !
Fall is in the air

Cookeville, TN

#17 Sep 14, 2009
Saw a solid black wooly worm.
Lolly

Lakewood, OH

#18 Oct 9, 2009
I remember seeing the lady from Crab Orchard in a newspaper many years ago, but I know as much as you Bubba.
Bubba wrote:
Does anyone remember the little old lady from Crab Orchard who used to predict the weather every year?
Lolly

Lakewood, OH

#19 Oct 9, 2009
If it's going to rain, I listen for the frogs. Of course, they are so happy they loudly proclaim and enjoy the rain before, during and after. If there's a halo around the moon at night, you can usually bet a rain is coming in the next few days.

The main reason I replied to your note Barbara was about the spider webs. I remember the lady from Crab Orchard, Tn. would say something about the wooly worms, and HOW HIGH OFF THE GROUND THE SPIDERS WERE BUILDING THEIR WEBS.

Has anyone mentioned what it meant when a lot of the cows lie down on the ground?

Old 'arthur/arthritis' heh, has moved in on me, and I can tell when rain or a cold is a'comin'.

Hello to all of my East Tennessee peoples!

There's a lot of comments on nature and animals foretelling the weather on the almanac dot com site.
BarbaraAnn wrote:
I've noticed lots of acorns and spider webs are everywhere!
abcd

Jamestown, TN

#20 Oct 14, 2009
I hope its a mild winter. I like just enough snow to cover the ground but not make the roads slick.

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