Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Weather Forecast

Hurry!  Buy a snowblower and some heavy duty shovels!  Inspect your gloves and scarves.  Put the liner back in your winter coat.  Shake the stink bugs out of your boots.  What's that?  You're laughing?  Have you heard the weather forecast?  Let me share...

This weekend is going to be in the low 40s and it's still September!  What?  You're still laughing?  Isn't that cold enough for you? 

Well...I have the inside scoop.  I saw a Woolly Bear Caterpillar this week. You know - those fuzzy little bugs with big eyes that cover the roads every fall.  Some people  (like Elmer Fudd) call them Woolly Worms.  And I bet you didn't know that in North Carolina they hold an annual Woolly Worm Woad Wace!  Here's a picture of a cute little guy in case you think I have gone crazy and don't know what I am talking about:

These little fellas are well known for their weather predicting abilities.  The wider the middle brown section, the milder the coming winter will be.  Conversely, a narrow brown band is a predictor of a harsh winter.  Well, what happens when there is NO brown band?

This guy was lurking in my driveway when I got home from school Monday.  He definitely is not as cute as his brown striped brother.  If you ask me...he reminds me of the Snow Miser!

1 comment:

  1. I agree. It's definently going to be a hard winter!