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    Default Northern New England Winter 2008/2009

    I am sure everyone is wondering what kind of winter we will have this year. From our yard (it is a hot bed of weather forecasting) it is clear that we will have a tough winter. There are acorns all over the ground.
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    Yeah I noticed that a lot on all of the nature walks I took. We kinda figured that with the mild summer we had that winter was gunna be a bad one. We need to come up with a way to get propane each month from next month on out UUGGHHHHH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I am sure everyone is wondering what kind of winter we will have this year. From our yard (it is a hot bed of weather forecasting) it is clear that we will have a tough winter. There are acorns all over the ground.
    I take it that acorns on the ground signals a bad winter?
    Think Snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnellyvj View Post
    I take it that acorns on the ground signals a bad winter?
    Yes, I always heard that when I was growing up.
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    I saw a Wooly Bear catepillar that was nearly all brown this weekend. I have to look up what that means!
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    From a reliable source: (the Internet)

    "If the stripe on the woolly bear is narrow, it means the winter is going to be mild. If the stripe on the caterpillar is wide, it means the winter is going to be easy."

    Sounds like the brown stripe was wide - therefore an easy winter.
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    http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weathe...er-on-his-way/

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Yes, I always heard that when I was growing up.

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    So what's the verdict with this weird one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    From a reliable source: (the Internet)

    "If the stripe on the woolly bear is narrow, it means the winter is going to be mild. If the stripe on the caterpillar is wide, it means the winter is going to be easy."

    Sounds like the brown stripe was wide - therefore an easy winter.

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    The secret is out, The MWO has an oak tree and a caterpillar hidden away on the summit to hone their forecasts!!! Where oh where, inquiring minds want to know

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    Hmmm, well I guess we will see no snow yet again this year here in sunny Florida, as the acorns are not covering the ground
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