Are we going to have a bad winter, ol...

Are we going to have a bad winter, old timers say so.

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Just Asking

London, KY

#1 Aug 17, 2008
I have talked to several older people around the county and some of them say we will have a bad winter. According to them you can tell by the way fruit trees, and things bear in the summer. One older lady told me if the shucks are thick on the corn and if beech trees etc. are laden with nuts its a sign of a bad winter. This person says she has saw a lot of winters come and go and she is in her 80s and she said we had better get ready. She says that August is too cool in the mornings. Just Asking.
Miss Priss

Danville, KY

#2 Aug 17, 2008
I think we might because it has been a little cooler the past few days than a normal august should be.
Hollister

Hopkinsville, KY

#3 Aug 17, 2008
It has been cooler lately than it should be. We haven't had a bad winter in a long time so we are due a good one!
doesabodygood

Lexington, KY

#4 Aug 17, 2008
Miss Priss wrote:
I think we might because it has been a little cooler the past few days than a normal august should be.
I think so as well, I don't like winter!!
agreed

London, KY

#5 Aug 17, 2008
I actually just made the same statement the other day to my husband, August is abnormally cooler than usual so I think we might have a bad one coming up on us BUT we do need it to kill out some of the over whelming population of bugs we have accumulated over the past few years...
Kinda Hoping

London, KY

#6 Aug 17, 2008
I kinda want a good winter.We actually need one!!
Radar

London, KY

#7 Aug 17, 2008
But has anyone checked in with Al Gore to find out what he has to say about it?

I thought he was supposed to be the all-seeing Gorical that knows everything about Mother Earth.
Checkit

Corbin, KY

#8 Aug 17, 2008
Doesn't it say that the seasons would be hard to distinguish in the last days in the Bible?

“you will never see it coming”

Since: May 08

lily

#9 Aug 17, 2008
hornets are building their nest close to the ground.i saw one about 6 inches off the ground. they say that if they do we will have a mild winter
tony

Stevenage, UK

#10 Aug 18, 2008
this summer has gone so fast all my plants have burnt out trees are starting to lose there leaves so i think this one will be bad
Tree hugger

Chicago, IL

#11 Aug 18, 2008
The apples and nuts are so prolific because there was no killing frost this year. It is going to be a mild winter.
BUGMAN

London, KY

#12 Aug 18, 2008
i was responding to #5.i wish that was true but i went to alaska in 2003 hunting and it was as cold as it could be,but the bugs and mosquitoes were terrible.if they don't freeze out there,we don't stand a chance.
agreed

London, KY

#13 Aug 18, 2008
im speeking of aunts and things like that but also you have to think those bugs are acclimated to that type of weather ours are not, so when we have a bad winter it typically knocks down their population a little bit!
the prophet

Kennett, MO

#14 Aug 18, 2008
It is going to be a strange winter, get ready. Not just here but throughout the U.S.
Dancing baby

Lexington, KY

#15 Aug 18, 2008
I don't think we will see harsh winters anymore with global warming; i can remember snows lasting a month and being out of school from christmas break till up into feb -- those days are long gone... in a few years we will have weather like florida.
Funny Girl

Hopkinsville, KY

#16 Aug 18, 2008
As for hornets nest being close to the ground, that means a bad winter. If they are high in the trees , that means a mild winter. But like people are saying, with globle warming who knows whats going to happen. Mother nature has a way of trying to balance things and a very cold winter might restore some of the ice pack in the north. But if we have already passed the point of balance then things will just get warmer. It's expected for Lexington to have Atlants weather in about 20 years.
nelly

Thornhill, Canada

#17 Sep 21, 2008
wait is this in mississauga?:S:P
Nobama

Elyria, OH

#18 Sep 21, 2008
well its been 30 yrs since we had a bad winter in 78 we had snow from oct.till almost easter. i was afraid i wasn't going to graduate in may but we did.i hear there are no sun spots and that solar activity is what heats us up thats why its been cooler.thats why al gore has changed from global warming to climate change. when there was no evidence of global warming he had to use climate change as his rallying battle cry.
Chris

United States

#20 Nov 15, 2008
Well the farmers almanac says this winter is going to be really bad. The fruit and nuts trees were very heavy at harvest time. Usually the year of the locusts is a sign of a bad winter and this was the year of the locusts. Wild animals have been more active and eating everything in sight. Plus some say you can count the number of snowfalls by the number of fogs you have in the month of august. Well I dunno about everyone else but in Tennessee it was foggy almost every day in August. If you believe all the natural weather casting signs then brace yourself cuz its gonna be nassssssssssssssty this winter.
Old Jeb

United States

#21 Nov 15, 2008
Chris wrote:
Well the farmers almanac says this winter is going to be really bad. The fruit and nuts trees were very heavy at harvest time. Usually the year of the locusts is a sign of a bad winter and this was the year of the locusts. Wild animals have been more active and eating everything in sight. Plus some say you can count the number of snowfalls by the number of fogs you have in the month of august. Well I dunno about everyone else but in Tennessee it was foggy almost every day in August. If you believe all the natural weather casting signs then brace yourself cuz its gonna be nassssssssssssssty this winter.
According to the 'wooly worms' we are going to be in for a doozie of a winter!!

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